Aug 26 Women’s Equality Day – Women-led countries lead the world in containing COVID-19

Equality between women and men is still a major issue in most parts of the world. Throughout history, women have faced discrimination, unequal pay, lack of legal rights, being controlled by their husbands, or communities and religions and generally being seen as inferior to men.

Don’t worry, we really believe we are all equal, however this is a day to showcase that equality.

Despite all the bad news in this pandemic, COVID-19 has highlighted how successfully women-led countries have contained the pandemic compared to men-led countries. Looking back to the women leaders’ responses to the pandemic in the early stages, we can see how efficiently and effectively they were in flattening the curve and slowing the death rate in their countries. Based on the Jakarta Post’s article written by Prodita Sabarini published on June 13, 2020.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s clear, direct and empathic communication style got the country to come together to contain the new coronavirus. German Chancellor Angela Merkel based her response on science and has been blunt on how COVID-19 will stay in our lives for a long time. Under the leadership of President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan, prioritized public health and managed to keep the number of cases below 500 and the death toll to only seven people.

In this Women’s Equality Day, we encourage women to keep showing up, shining their light, pursuing their education, and achieving their goals – to make their dreams come true and, of course, to support and uplift other women and girls.

As an established business in Bali, Taksu comitted to give back to the community and to empower Balinesse women by supporting Bali Wise’s missions. Bali Wise offer free education and training programs to unfortunate Balinesse women who unable to access education due to financial issues. Check out BALIWISE who support local young women in Bali and Indonesia.

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