Peace Banquet 2016
The 2016 Peace Banquet took place under the motto “Active for the protection of textile female workers in Bangladesh”.
Prizewinner Amirul Haque Amin’s main concern is the empowerment of feminine workers in his home country. More than 80 percent of workers in textile industry are women under the age of 30. Their daily life is made of overlong working hours, insufficient social security and inadequate health care. On top of that, the ones who unionize and find the courage to fight for workers’ rights have to face attempts at intimidation, violence and arbitrary dismissal.
Therefore the proceeds of this benefit dinner go towards supporting training courses about gender situation, women’s rights, awareness raising, labour law and labour rights, minimum wage, need based wage, fair wage, living wage, compensation and service benefits.
In the evening Amirul Haque Amin and Bernd Hausmann, prizewinner of the 2016 Nuremberg Award for Business Culture without Discrimination, discussed responsibilities and options for action in the global supply chain. Moderated by Frank Braun (association Blue Pingu e.V.).
Chef de cuisine Jürgen Ultsch and his team of the Arvena Park Hotel created the culinary masterpieces of the gala. They indulged the guests with the cautious charm of a top-class gourmet cuisine.
With a sense of good taste and with sparkling creativity Monika Hauber and her courses at the vocational school for Floristry created the decoration at the historic venue.
The performance of '"Harp & harp" wowded the audience. With fifty-seven strings and extraordinary combinations of sounds they leaded the guests into a musical world of desire, joy and hope.