In a partnership with the social-economic business Send More Spices (Send Flere Krydderier) a catering company with migrant women, we organized a cultural event “100 Women’s Dinner” with talks, stories and exhibition.
Focus was on inspiring stories of female breakthroughs in the labor market, since we recognize the stark inequality of women in economic terms, even in Denmark, which considers itself a socially progressive country.
For instance, the gender pay gap means that on average women in Denmark are paid only 85% of what men earn for the same type of work (Source: European Commission).
Discrimination against women still persists in every corner of the world, with gender-based violence, social inequality and discrimination transcending national, cultural and religious boundaries.
When advocating for Global Goal 5, it is vital to foreground intersectionality – seeing gender in relation to other social categories such as race, class, disability, sexual orientation and age – in order to ensure that complexities in identities are not ignored in policy.
The event took place at UNION KBH in Nørrebro, and included an exhibition with focus on the achievements of women in creative and innovative subjects, such as architecture, design, art and media.
We celebrated each story for its uniqueness and the ways in which it had made a contribution to the world, before sitting down to a dinner hosted by the social enterprise project Send Flere Krydderier (Send More Spices) run by migrant women.
We also organized a privilege walk, in order to highlight intersectional identities, and the ways in which different people are structurally unequal within modern society. This is particularly truth of migrants and refugees in Denmark, who are often discriminated against within the job market, housing sector and more broadly.