Butler’s Choice at Women Deliver 2016
From 17-19 May Butler’s Choice will be participating in the Danish Industry’s photo exhibition “Women Empower Business” at the Women Deliver 2016 conference in Bella Center.The Photo exhibition will illustrate how a number of Danish companies help to promote women’s rights in developing countries.
The exhibition will be opened on May 17 at 12:30 by HRH Crown Princess Mary. The other speakers include: Kristian Jensen, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Karsten Dybvad, director general, The Confederation of Danish Industry and Katja Iversen, CEO, Women Deliver.
The eight selected companies are: Butler’s Choice A / S, Danfoss A / S, Cheminova A / S, Orana A / S, Aiayu ApS, Toms Group, Froosh and AAK A / S. The fantastic photos were taken by photographer Stine Heilmann who has worked for a number of years in New York with famous photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Mary Ellen Mark and Irving Penn.
Women Deliver is a major international conference, held every three years, where women and girls’ health and rights are the primary focus. The conference is held in Bella Center from 16 to 19th May. It is expected to attract around 7,000 participants including decision-makers, activists and organizations. Read more here: http://wd2016.org/
Butler’s Choice’s work in this area, and the work of Choice Foundation, is represented as one of the eight selected exhibitors. The exhibition will be held in Bella Center during the conference and then go on a tour of Denmark: Billund Airport, Aalborg Airport, the Concert Hall in Esbjerg, Fredericia Exhibition Center, Concert Hall Alsion in Sønderborg, Lundsgaard Gods and the House of Industry in Copenhagen.
Equality for women
- Fewer obstacles to women entering the labor market will increase labor productivity by 25 per cent in a number of countries.
- Equal rights for men and women in agriculture can lift 100 to 150 million people above the breadline.
- Investment in modern contraception will reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies by 70 per cent; also reduce the number of unsafe abortions by 74 per cent, and decrease the mortality rate of newborns by 18 per cent.
Sources: United Nations, Women Deliver, the World Bank.