Women on the front line – IWD2021

You are invited to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2021.
We are again celebrating International Women’s Day, but this year, we celebrate and pay tribute to those women who did great work in saving lives and healing in the face of Corona, the women on the front line. This pandemic taught us a lot about the vital role that women on the front line, like health and social workers, teachers and caregivers play in our societies. Yet, it is rarely appreciated and well paid.
In this event, we have invited female health and social workers, teachers, journalists, activists, artists, and writers from Denmark, India, Ghana, Kenya, Kurdistan, Morocco, Pakistan, Uganda and Zambia to talk about the importance of women on the front line in face of the Covid19 pandemic
Meeting Moderator: Susanne Gargiulo, journalist and a member of Crossing Borders Board.
14.00 Welcome by the moderator
14.10 Opening poetry by Artist Sara Rahmeh, Denmark/Syria/Palestine
14.20 Speech by Olivia Serwaa Waree, Producer, Ghana Community Radio Network and Comfort Adjoa Komteye, Ada Foah Market Women Traders’ Association
14.30 Speech by Doctor Amna Shah Syed, Medical Doctor, in the field of psychiatry.
14.40 Speech by Maryam Montague, Maryam Montague is an Ashoka Fellow and Founding Executive Director of Project Soar, Morocco
14.50 Speech by Anne-Kathrine Gjessing and Emilie Haug Rasch, Social Activists, Denmark
15.00 Speech by Balqesa Abdi, Youth and Women Empowerment Expert, Kenya
15.10 Music with Pernille Tolou Isedora Johansson, songwriter, musician, and human right activist, Denmark
15.20 Speech by Jamila Mayanja, Youth Worker and Mandela Fellowship for young African leaders, Open Space Center, Uganda
15.30 Speech by Anjali Makhija, Chief Operational Officer at Shgal Foundation, India
15.40 Speech and performance by Charlotte Groen, Founding Director of Circus Zambia and the team
15.50 Installation by Catalina Paz Salas, European Solidarity Corps at Crossing Borders, Chile/Spain
16.00 Closing Remarks, Vibeke Quaade, Board Chair, Crossing Borders, Denmark
Join Us!
To join us, please use the Zoom link below:
Meeting ID: 983 7273 8251
Passcode: 562509


Mar 08 2021


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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