It has taken centuries for women to reach where we as race stand today. There are disparity,injustice and stereotypes still existing for women all around the globe and it will take many more years to achieve the true empowerment where women would hold equal status as men at their homes and work places but there are small feet which women all around the globe are taking after fighting against all odds are proving to be giant leaps for next generation of women to draw inspiration from and feel proud of our fellow women who broke the barriers,busted bastions and shone like stars in the sky. I compile four such stories for you and request to share as much as you can do.
Hyderabad Petrol pump run by former women convicts
The Telangana State Prisons Department has opened India’s first all-female petrol pump run by former prisoners in Chanchalguda Hyderabad.The system usually works to segregate the prisoners and is especially hard to female prisoners but this petrol pump has not only provided livelihood to former female jail inmates but also given them a tool to fight social stigma. These women inmates provide a monthly turn over of Rs 10 Crore as people also believe there will be no adulteration in a prison run petrol pump situated at busiest area of the city. I hope more such initiatives come up in other states of the India and all around the world as well.
All women orchestra of Argentina Armed Forces
Women musicians from the Argentine Army, Navy and Air Force played together for the first time as one of many events marking International Women’s Day, outside the Defense Ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, March 6, 2020. The incorporation of women in the Armed Forces has been the most important cultural change for the military since the recovery of democracy in 1983 in Argentina and this all women orchestra is new era of feminism in Armed forces. The band performance was lauded by everyone by heart. There are hardly any all women armed forces band anywhere in the world.
All women plant at Kirloskar pump factory
It’s a tribute to an all-women combine in the village of Moperipalayam near the southern Indian city of Coimbatore. Here, a group of 70 women manage the shop floor – assembling domestic water pumps at a plant run by the $2.1 billion (revenues) Kirloskar Group of Pune. The plant was set up in 2011 by the 125-year-old Kirloskar Brothers as an “experiment” on a 4-acre plot at a cost of Rs 11 crore. It now employs about 70 women who assemble one pump every 20 seconds, A feat recorded in Limca book of records in an area ; manufacturing where the industry is male dominated. The plant makes 20,000-25,000 pumps a month, and the quality of output is of such high standard that customers are now specifically asking for pumps manufactured at the Coimbatore plant. Pumps made here are also exported to Nepal and South Africa. Most of the women employed at the Coimbatore plant are school dropouts and between 18 and 24 years old
Women power behind the Xiaomi smartphones you use
Foxconn’s 30-acre manufacturing facility dedicated to Xiaomi at Sri City in Chittoor of Andhra Pradesh is completely operated by women coming from modest backgrounds of nearby area. After a brief training period where instructions are passed in tamil,telugu and odiya the fresh recruits hit the shop floor where every few months their training is evaluated, helping them move forward in the process chain. If you are using a smartphone by Xiaomi be it Redmi Note pro or Xiaomi Mi A3 or any other phone model you should know your phone may have passed through the deft hands of not less than 180 women working in a remote assembly line. From the word go to complex and repeated tests on various parts – it’s women who make your phone.These might be small feet in quest of women empowerment where rural women mostly known to be oppressed by male are coming forward with full calibre and claiming their righteous places in fields considered unconventional or bad career choices for women. These women are enlightening the future generation with their courage,grit and determination. Breaking the glass ceiling has taken centuries and there are barriers still blocking the path for womankind to occupy a place alongside men folks shoulder to shoulder but it is a start and great one, we expect more women will achieve the feat banned to them on gender basis and one day we wont need to celebrate Women’s day.