Equality and Girls’ rights are human rights, Marimekko knows it too! This month Marimekko is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their Tasaraita Collection by donating $1 of each Tasaraita shirt sold to Plan International.
Marimekko’s Tasaraita collection is a line of striped women’s ready-to-wear, created by their designer Annika Rimala as a new symbol for the era of unisex, and equality for women and anonymity in design. By partnering with Plan International, an organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls, the two have joined forces to further encourage this movement of equality.
Also, who doesn’t love a striped shirt?
Wins of 2017
Millions of people including women, men, children, representatives from LGBTIQ+ communities, people of colour and people with different abilities took part in over 600 rallies across 60 countries as part of the Women’s March to fight for equality and against hate and bigotry
People all over the world mobilised behind young people in Malawi to help see child marriage outlawed. The Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala also outlawed child marriage
The president of Niger – the country with the highest rate of child marriage – also voiced his commitment to seeing the end of child marriage
Girls in Kenya won the right to access free sanitary pads from their government to that their schooling isn’t interrupted by their period
Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia all abolished a ‘rape law’ that allowed abusers who married their victims to be exonerated of their crimes
Over 1,000 girls across 64 countries took over positions of power for International Day of the Girl
As a result of the takeovers in Timor-Leste, village chiefs committed to facilitating gender training for police and civil servants
In Bolivia, universities implemented a new policy against sexual harassment after the takeovers
In Nepal 20 girls became regular radio hosts after taking over the airwaves for Day of the Girl to help keep girls’ rights on the agenda
Globally, the #metoo movement exposed just how entrenched sexism and gender inequality still is and how powerful women can be when they’re listened to.
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