WOMEN’S DAY – beyond flowers & giftsthe 08/03/21
The first National Woman’s Day was celebrated on February 28, 1909, by the Socialist Party of America. A year later, Clara Zetkin a German fighter for women’s rights, proposed the idea of an International Women’s Day. On the third consecutive year, March 19, 1911, the first International Women’s Day was held; more than one million people in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Denmark took part.
This ideal inspired women in Russia, who in 1917, honored the day by beginning a strike for “bread and peace” as a protest to World War I and advocate for gender parity. The Military was given instructions to shoot any woman who refused to stand down. But the women would not be intimidated and continued their protests, which led the Czar to abdicate just days later. The provisional government then granted women in Russia the right to vote.
These were drastic times when women were heavily discriminated against, shut down, ignored and unnoticed.
Over a hundred years down the line, this day is commonly driven by PR agendas, commercializing the appreciation to the female gender and female employees.
At Oney Insurance we do it a bit differently, we engraved the true significance of what this day stands for in our ethos; by embracing diversity, practicing equality, and acting impartially, towards all employees, all genders, all cultures, all nationalities, as we encourage our employees to feel complete, whole and fulfilled – irrelevant of their gender.
As part of our daily effort to recognise women’s rights, the Company will be presenting a €500 donation to the Dar Merhba Bik Foundation, the first, and the largest emergency domestic violence accommodation in Malta, established in 1980.
The Foundation operates two homes, Dar Merhba Bik, an emergency accommodation for female victims of domestic violence and their children, and Dar Santa Bakhita, a second stage accommodation for survivors of domestic violence.
Oney Insurance CEO David Maly Of Waly said that on behalf of all the employees this year, the Company will be forwarding the budgeted cost usually spent on gifts, to a much better cause and one which adds value to the life of these women and children.
Oney Insurance commemorates this day dedicated to all the women who fought to make a difference by narrowing the gap, to all the leading women who brought gender equality, to all our female employees who, on a daily basis, strike a marked difference to the Company’s growing success!
As part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities, Oney Insurance CSR Committee organised a Blood Donation Initiative for its employees. Oney Insurance strives to encourage employees to donate blood fully conscious about the lifesaving power that blood donations have for people who need transfusions. A number of donors that participated in this initiative donate … Continue reading “Oney Insurance organises Blood Donation Initiative”
During the World Food Day, the CSR Community embarked on a mission to collect as much food items as possible for Foodbank Lifeline Foundation, managing to collect more than 300kg of varied food items from employees, family, and friends. Such donations will allow Foodbank to keep up with their ambition of not having a single child or adult to ever experience … Continue reading “Oney Insurance collect more than 300kg of food in aid of the Foodbank Lifeline Foundation”
Fun times at Oney! This month, 22 employees tested their skills against self-proclaimed table soccer champions and battled to take the title of Oney Table Soccer Champions! To keep up a high level of concentration, and to remain calm under pressure was quite a challenge…booing, clapping, shouting and proper refereeing too. It did not matter … Continue reading “Table soccer aims to be taken seriously at Oney Insurance”
During the transition from teleworking to going back to the office, Oney’s Social Club ended another busy week, with a Wine-Tasting event earlier this month. Before the event, employees were delivered four bottles of wine, complemented with some traditional Maltese nibbles at their home. During the online sampling session, a wine expert spoke about wine-related … Continue reading “Turning COVID-related habits, into education!”
Oney Insurance, a subsidiary of Oney Group, has been officially certified by Origo with a 100% electricity consumption produced from renewable energy. Since 1 January 2021, Oney has been working with Origo, a French pioneering-company and a recognised agent authorised to negotiate, purchase and provide guarantees of origin on the European energy market on behalf … Continue reading “Renewable Energy; a pragmatic way forward!”