Hi, I’m Jane Edge, the Chief Executive of CBM Australia
March eight marks International Women’s Day,
which is one of the most important moments
through which we can all raise awareness
about women’s equality.
This year’s theme is Cracking the code:
innovation and technology for gender equality.
This theme focuses on how technology and education
in the digital age can help empower women and girls
across the world.
Importantly, the Australian government
recently announced a new
international gender equality strategy.
CBM welcomes this commitment to foster equality
and create gender parity across all communities.
The reality is that hundreds of millions of women and girls
with disabilities face the triple disadvantage
of disability, gender inequality, and poverty.
We want to change this.
We all know how vital technology is in our daily lives.
Technology and education allow people with disabilities
to speak with their own voices
and play an active role in their communities.
With your help,
we can create positive futures for vulnerable women.
Please join us on International Women’s Day
to build a more inclusive, gender equal world.
You can support this work by donating at cbm.org.au.