The National Secretariat for Social Ministry of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia will celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 with a campaign designed to inform Colombians about the inequality many women experience in the workplace.
The campaign, which is being promoted by parishes, pastoral workers and diocesan teams, has as its theme, “The right to work and the conditions in which women work.” It will emphasize the contribution of both stay-at-home moms and women who work outside the home. Women in the workplace should receive a just wage for their contribution
The campaign will also emphasize that work should never enslave or impoverish women, but rather help build them up. According to data from the Bishops’ Conference, most of the poor in Colombia are women and children, and female unemployment is twice that of men.