Celebrating International Women’s Day in Kazakhstan
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
While celebrated in many countries of the world, the day has particular importance as a special event in the Former Soviet Union and is typically a bank holiday.
As such, we marked the occasion at our Kounrad site and at our local office in Balkhash, where the women who work for us were presented with flowers and small gifts by their male colleagues.
Speeches were made to thank and congratulate them for their efforts and achievements, and the men acted as waiters, serving lunch for the ladies. The ladies went home after lunch, while the other employees continued to work.