“Our words can change the whole world because we are all together”, that is how Malala Yousafzai concluded her speech at the United Nations. When Malala started her speech, she was seen by everyone as a young girl with a huge story behind her, but that day, it was her words in favour of the equality for girls and women that made her wise in everyone’s eyes. And her words have also echoed all around the world! But Malala, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was not the only one to raise her voice. Over the years, more and more people have joined the movement for gender equality. So, what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than through their voice, their strength and their conviction? These are some of the most inspiring speeches in favour of gender equality on the occasion of International Women’s Day!
“Feminism is just another word for equality. It means equality and no one would object equality.”
“Progress of women is progress for all of us. Giving priority to women is not an option. It is a necessity. Giving more opportunities to women, besides being a matter of rights, is also a manifestation of good economic sense.”
“We are struggling for a uniting world, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement. It is called HeForShe. I am inviting you to step forward, to be seen and to ask yourself: if not me, who? If not now, when?”
“It is said that girls with dreams become women with vision. May we empower each other to carry out such vision – because it isn’t enough to simply talk of equality. One must believe it. And it isn’t enough to simply believe in it. One must work at it. Let us work at it. Together. Starting now.”
“Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have”
“There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free and educated woman. There is no more inspiring role model than a man who respects and cherishes women and champions their leadership”.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“My own definition of feminist is a man or a woman who says, “Yes, there is a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it”
Women of the whole world
“We share a common future and we are here to find a common ground so that we may help bring new dignity and respect to women and girls all over the world.” – Hillary Clinton.
“Nowadays, there are some women who think ‘we do not need to empower women, we are free, and society accepts us as we are’. Which is totally uncertain. Many rooted, old-fashioned, false and anti-gender equality beliefs and assumptions are still existing. Moreover, although innovation and technology are offering new opportunities, the digital divide is widening, and women are under-represented in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. From mobile banking services to artificial intelligence or the Internet of things, it is essential that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and application of the innovations that will shape the societies of the future. That is why we must keep fighting for equality, today and every single day. This March, Moneytrans is organising the first Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards with several categories including one specific for ‘the women entrepreneurs”. We have received many applications from brave, enterprising and successful women. It will be an honour to give them more visibility”.
“The best advice I could give to a woman starting her career? ‘Whatever you do, be different. Don’t try to imitate a man, be more ambitious. Be persevering and trust yourself. Excellence is the best way to defeat sexism but don’t fear failure. Dare and get what you want as an independent woman who does not let herself influenced by what others might think’. – Leticia Carbajo, Managing Director of Moneytrans Spain.”
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At Moneytrans, we want to draw attention to the need for gender equality, not only on International Women’s Day but also every day of the year. Everyone deserves to have access to the same opportunities, far from sexist discriminations. Women and men from all over the world, this is our moment, the moment to act against gender inequality!
At Moneytrans, we want to add our grain of sand by highlighting initiatives that promote education, women’s empowerment and global integration and we are open to collaborate. We are not just a money transfer company, we are much more. Discover all the actions that we carry and JOIN OUR CHALLENGES!