According to UN Women, 1 out of 3 women globally is exposed to harassment, physical/sexual or both during her life. And, United Nations Foundations states that only 14 countries in the world have reached legal gender parity and 2.4 billion women of working age still do not have same legal rights as men.
Innovation and technology are the main topics for IWD 2023, focusing on gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Education is a fundamental human right. Essity creates digital applications to teach children correct hygiene habits from a young age. Teenage girls can join our Essity and Unicef in Mexico and Saba and Tork partnership program and gain knowledge from experts, doctors, and patients. I have been personally out in schools together with them educating about menstruation and proper hand hygiene.
Essity supports the 'Equal Everywhere' campaign that brings together the United Nations Foundation and partners committed to achieving the urgent systemic change needed at all levels, in all countries, to end gender discrimination. Our aim is to build, nurture, and mobilize communities of support for girls and women across and between countries, sectors and communities. Gender should not limit a girl's opportunities for a fulfilling life.