The International Women’s Day (IWD), marked yearly on 8 March, celebrates women’s achievements forging a gender equal world and calling out inequality. My Ability Care, a Sydney based service provider marked the International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021 at the Waterview, Sydney Olympic Park showcasing the power, strength and influence of women in the community together with Aboriginal culture insights while celebrating IWD.
Many people around the world gathered together to celebrate International Women’s Day this year. Women from all walks of life gather together for a simple purpose and that is to be celebrated for being a woman.
This year, My Ability Care, celebrated International Women’s Day in the presence of some amazing people from Sydney’s diverse community, both women and men.
My Ability Care is a company based in Sydney who have been running a bunch of services to help those that are in need within communities. They also run an effective clinical team which help raise awareness and educate people around specific psychological issues.
The event provided a range of motivational women speakers who spoke about the role of women in society, what it means to navigate through the corporate field as a woman, and the journey of a gold-medalist Paralympian.
The formal program was MC’ed by Ms Mariam Latifi with a welcome followed by Chief Executive Officer of My Ability Care, Maywand Hanifi stating the importance of the day and the vision of My Ability Care in ensuring it met the needs of women within their own organisation.
The vision for My Ability Care has been quite simple, we employ women that are a source of inspiration to us as a service provider….and we believe in giving women in our service ample opportunities to use their skills and that is what will set us apart,” Mr Hanifi said.
The day was packed with Aboriginal story-telling of the dream time and the role of women within the Indigenous culture who are considered as the main role models narrated by Mr Walangari, Karntawarra together with showcasing and playing Aboriginal musical instruments.
Nasreen Hanifi, co-founder and Clinical Director of My Ability Care spoke about the injustices that are continuously perpetrated against women around the globe and how we can harness our collective energies to help bring change to these unforeseen circumstances.
Nasreen, finished the day by commenting on the late Afghanistan Human Rights Commissioner, Hamida Barmaki and her relentless energy in changing the circumstances of the women within Afghanistan.
A letter penned by her student quoting Albert Pine “what we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal” showcased the immense amount of work that needs to be done for women across the globe.