Domestic helpers celebrate International Women's Day inside Oriental Pearl
Shanghai Women’s Federation invited 100 domestic helpers and caregivers to celebrate International Women's Day on the sightseeing floor of the Oriental Pearl Tower, 263 meters up, on Friday afternoon.
Most of the domestic helpers and caregivers are migrant workers from out of the city. “Many of them have sacrificed their time with the families to work in Shanghai. They have little chance to really see the city,” said Weng Wenlei, deputy chairman of the federation. “Thus we invite them to the city’s landmark to enjoy the view.”
Zhou Wenju, 51, works for an elderly care home.
“Although I first came to the Oriental Pearl Tower with my family in 2017, I’m rather happy to come again with my colleagues and friends today," she said. "We didn’t need to wait in long queues, instead, a green channel was opened for us. I feel that I am being respected and my job is meaningful.”
Besides, 14 local women associations offered free psychological consultations and various handicraft lessons at a fair held at the ground floor of the Oriental Pearl Tower.
On Thursday, the federation awarded some outstanding women, including Peking Opera artist Wang Peiyu, air hostess Wu Eryu and local dim sum master Wang Shijia.