Preparing to announce the Local Equality Action Plan, which is a policy document for March 8, World Day, and to bring a memorial forest to the city, IMM will hold online events to support women's struggle and solidarity.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) will organize a series of events and activities on March 8, International Women's Day. The IMM Local Equality Action Plan, prepared by taking the opinions of many stakeholders from different segments of the society, will be announced tomorrow at the Haliç Congress Center. 8 March Memorial Forest will be created in order to be a permanent symbol of the women's struggle. IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu and his wife Dilek İmamoğlu will plant the first sapling together. Two online concerts will take place on March 7 and 8 at the Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall. A Dance Contact Workshop will be held at the Family Counseling and Education Centers (ISADEM) throughout March. On the bicycle tour on March 8, visually impaired women will be pedaling at the event to be organized with the support of IMM.
LOCAL EQUALITY ACTION PLAN
IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, the IMM Local Equality Action Plan, prepared as a result of wide-ranging meetings involving various non-governmental organizations, universities, academics, activists and other local actors, will be shared with the public at the publicity event to be held at the Haliç Congress Center.
At the launch, IMM will also introduce two very special books prepared in memory of 8 March International Women's Day. Composed of two volumes, Woman in Ottoman Istanbul and Woman in Republic Istanbul will be added to the cultural treasure of the city.
8 MARCH MEMORIAL FOREST WILL BE CREATED
The other program of IMM will be held in Büyükçekmece on 8 March. 15 thousand 314 trees will meet with the soil on behalf of IMM employee, IMM Council member, mukhtar, journalist, writer, association president and research center manager women. IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu and his wife Dilek İmamoğlu will plant the first saplings together in the 8 March Memorial Forest.
TWO SPECIAL CONCERTS
CRR will again celebrate International Women's Day with a different approach. "Women of Mozart" and "Women of Anatolia" concerts CRR Youtube He will meet the music lovers on his channel. The first of the two concerts program, "Women of Mozart", will premiere on Sunday, March 7 at 20.00:XNUMX. Three successful sopranos, Ayten Telek, Dilruba Bilgi and Nazlı Deniz Süren, will give life to two women from each of the three operas with their voices.
“Women of Anatolia” concert at 8:20.00 on Monday, March XNUMX, CRR YouTube He will meet with music lovers on his channel. Oyalı Writing Group will present a special repertoire reflecting the feelings of women from all over Anatolia with the concert to be broadcast.
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MARCH
İSADEM will organize an online dance workshop throughout March. The Dance Contact Workshop, where new ties are formed and different cultures are encountered, will continue throughout the whole, accompanied by music and dance.
Visually impaired women will be pedaling from Şişli to Zeytinburnu on March 8 at the event supported by IMM. The captains of the bicycle tour on tandem bicycles will consist of male and female volunteers.
THE NUMBER OF WOMEN EMPLOYEES INCREASES EVERY DAY
All units of IMM contribute to the socialization of gender equality by following an approach that is free from gender stereotypes. The most prominent examples of this principle are experienced in ISPARK, an affiliate of IMM. In ISPARK, which has been made up of male employees for years and changed this situation in September 2019, female employees serve thousands of drivers every day. Many female parking lot attendants, who have been working for a year and a half and successfully fulfill all the work required by parking, also work as managers in business areas.
There are university graduates and employees of different professions among the female parking garages. Changing the image of the car parks, women also offer drivers support such as parking assistance and changing tires if needed. It is planned to add new ISPARK female employees in 2021 to prevent women from joining the business life in the parking sector.