Women’s Equality Day: Interview with Participants from Project Renascence
August 26th marks Women’s Equality Day. This year is the 51st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. At OGL, we are committed to supporting women’s equality 365 days a year.
Ever since OGL was established, we have been dedicated to the mission of promoting women’s rights throughout our chain of command. No one inspires us more than the incredible women of our OGL community. We are proud of our sustainable initiative - Project Renascence, a project born to empower women and reduce waste at the same time. We believe today's environmental challenges need all of us, not half of us.
We are partnering with a disabilities non-profit organization in China, a community of people with disabilities. By providing skills training and education, they are able to create sustainable fashion accessories such as our 100% Handmade Hair Scrunchies from fabric surplus. Profit generated from each sustainable hair accessory they made goes back to the disabilities non-profit organization to help improve participants’ livelihood and increase their social value.
Project Renascence is on a mission to inspire and catalyze action toward a more gender equality-based future through adventure, education, training, and women empowerment. Our team works to create and implement community-first programs that foster: skills development for underserved, underrepresented groups; improved livelihood for people suffering from poverty; environmental education in response to pollution problems and climate crisis; and more sustainable economic activities for the local community. Project Renascence gives participants the opportunity to enhance personal value and provides them with support to encourage others to join their communities.
Project Renascence helps people with disabilities to implement continuous actions and identify changes for psychological problems in their community. This project is accessible to anyone with disabilities or organizations who want to take action, make a change, and inspire others to take action. Currently, OGL provides work to eight women with disabilities. We celebrate this Women’s Equality Day by talking to some of the amazing women from Project Renascence.
Wei, Head of The Disabilities Non-profit Organization
Ping, Diagnosed with Psychotic Disorder
Yongshi, Diagnosed with Intellectual Disability
Xingyi, Diagnosed with Hearing Disorder
(Please note: these interviews have been lightly edited for length and clarity.)
Watch the video to hear what they said and learn more about Project Renascence:
At OGL, we are all about empowerment. On this day, and everyday. We are always working on pursuing equality and diversity. If there is anything we can ever do better, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting us via firstname.lastname@example.org