March 8 – International Women’s Day, instituted to commemorate the great strike of textile workers in New York (March 8, 1857), is a landmark day for the modern struggles of women and femininities around the world.
From Latin America to Spain, from America to Chile, from Greece to Turkey, and from China to Iran, women are rebelling while gender inequality, discrimination, and gender-based violence remain a grim everyday life for half the population of the planet.
The 8th of March – with its course in the past, the present, and the future – is for us a constant reminder that the struggle does not stop until the definitive elimination of historically established gender inequality until the conquest of meaningful equality.
In this context, the Diotima Center organizes and participates in various actions for International Women’s Day:
Feminist march, 8/3/2020, 12 p.m., Klathmonos
On Sunday, March 8, at 12 p.m. in Klathmonos we invite all women, femininities, LGBTI+, but also male equal allies in the fight for substantial equality, to meet in the feminist march for International Women’s Day.
Empowerment Tea Party, TedxAthens, 8/3/2020
Lawyer Marina Farmakidi will participate on behalf of the Diotima Center at the Women’s Empowerment Tea Party of TEDxAthens. The event aims to inform and empower female members of the TEDxAthens community.
Women from the field of business, civil society, and science will give their personal stamp through interesting stories about how they themselves managed to achieve their dreams, but also to contribute to the field of equality.
- Marina Farmakidis, Lawyer of the Diotima Center, Theatrologist
- Leto Karagouni, Psychologist and Information Officer of the NGO A21
- Marianna Katsoulidi, Visual artist
- Maria Pyrunaki-Lioni, Psychologist – Psychotherapist
- Maggie Kondou, Cofounder & Lead UI/UX Designer SimpleApps
The event will take place on Sunday, March 8, 2020, and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Family Policy and Gender Equality.
The Diotima Center of Thessaloniki and the “Irida” Women’s Center are organizing an event on Friday, March 6, 2020, from 11.00-14.00, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The event is aimed at Greek women, refugees, and immigrants and will take place in the welcoming space of the dance and music workshop “Horodentro“.
A painting and photography exhibition will be held in the space with the works of refugee women – served by the Diotima Center and the “Irida” Community Center for Women. The “Open House” will also participate in the exhibition with ceramic works by women.
During the event, we will taste flavors and listen to music from all over the world.
Through the event we seek to develop a dialogue between women, to freely exchange opinions and concerns about our rights, focusing on common concerns, experiences, and hopes, regardless of age and country of origin. There will be simultaneous interpretation in Arabic, Farsi, and English.
The action is implemented with the support of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees