8 March, 2021

This International Women’s Day, we #ChooseToChallenge gender inequalities. A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

ADRA Australia staff #ChooseToChallenge gender inequalities

This week we will be celebrating the achievements of women we have been blessed to partner with in making positive changes in the world. #IWD2021

Nepal

The women in Rolpa, Nepal, have been learning about women’s empowerment and rights in an effort to address sexual and gender-based violence. In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, together with local police these women organised a campaign to #ChooseToChallenge gender inequality.

The POWER Project, supported by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade‘s #ANCP is a consortium led project by ADRA, Caritas, INF and LWF in 24 districts of Nepal. The project’s aim is to advance the position of women in rural Nepal to effectively contribute to good governance and inclusive development.

This week we will be celebrating the achievements of women we have been blessed to partner with in making positive changes in the world.

Australia

Enid Webster is proof that age is no barrier to making a positive difference in the world! In October, at 99 years of age, she participated in her sixth City2Surf to raise funds for ADRA.

Enid and her family after the completion of the City2Surf, October 2020

This January, Enid celebrated her 100th birthday! Congratulations Enid and thank you for using your skills, talent and determination to make the world a brighter place.

Enid with her letter from the Queen

Vanuatu

Margaret is her community’s leader for the LEAFFS project with ADRA Vanuatu, helping to promote the importance of women’s participation in community projects. She has been an avid attendee of ADRA’s food and livelihood workshops over the years and is now using that knowledge to improve her farming techniques.

Margaret holds tomatoes from her community’s plot.

Volunteers

For 10 years, BB Stednik has been the volunteer manager with her husband William at ADRA Community Care Centre Casey, Victoria. From the bushfires to COVID lockdowns, BB’s team has been serving their local community, preparing 2,000 meals per week for those in need.

BB (front right) with some of the ADRA volunteers in Casey

“BB and William are God’s blessing to vulnerable people.” – ADRA Casey client.

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