International Women’s Day - March 8

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this groups such as United Kingdom's Suffragists and Suffragettes campaigned for women's equality.

Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.

 

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March and is a day to reflect on how far we have come and how far we still have to go to truly achieve gender equality.

UN Women’s global theme for IWD 2019 is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’, linking with the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s focus on social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Australia’s IWD 2019 theme, More Powerful Together, recognises the important role we all play. It takes all of us, working in collaboration and across that which sometimes divides us, breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities.

Resources www.internationalwomensday.com

UN Women Australia https://unwomen.org.au/about/about-us/

UN Commission on the Status of Women http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw

Download: International Women's Day 2019 (PDF)

Download: Parish Resource for IWD 2018 (PDF)

 

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