Are you Willing to Wait 118 Years for Equality? – Cora
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Are you Willing to Wait 118 Years for Equality?


In 2015 the World Economic Forum predicted it would take until 2133 to achieve global gender parity. No, that’s not a typo and yes, your math is correct, that’s 118 years.

That’s why the theme of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016 is #PledgeforParity , and why IWD is a celebrated and important day at Cora. Our commitment to empowering girls globally is at the core of what we do, and this day is an opportunity to raise awareness for ours and other causes.

At Cora, we see menstrual health as a key component of gender parity. We support the education and empowerment of women because we don’t think any of us should have to wait 118 years for gender equality.

Today, we’re extremely proud to launch another kind of international initiative. Today, we are launching Cora to the Latina women in this country with our campaign, #LaNuevaRegla -- translation: #TheNewPeriod.

The Latina community has graced this country with its vibrant and generous culture. We want to acknowledge the value of that, and all the ways that it enriches our collective culture too.

Certainly, Latina women are not the only group of women we want to acknowledge or open our arms to, but we are starting here. We see you. We respect you. We are for you.

The truth is, we want to be for all women, of all origins, ethnicities, ages, religions, and cultures. Making good on that purpose starts now.

Recently, we’ve heard politicians and presidential candidates make statements that would have us draw lines to alienate us from each other on racial and religious lines.

But at Cora, we can’t draw lines through the community of women in this country or anywhere. We all bleed, and we all deserve a safe, healthy, and modern way to manage our periods.

Help us spread the word today on Facebook and Twitter tagging @CoraWomen and using hashtag #PledgeforParity #LaNuevaRegla and #IWD2016

Feliz dia de la mujer!