On March 8th, the world will celebrate 100 years of progress towards gender equality. International Women’s Day, however, is both a day to celebrate and a day to draw attention to the challenges that remains before gender equality is truly realised.
United Nations Women Australia, together with the six National Women’s Alliances, is coordinating a range of activities, events and campaigns on diverse issues pertaining gender equality. From issues ranging from positive body image to honouring the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women, activities and awareness raising campaigns are being organised all across Australia. To find out more the plans of the six National Women’s Alliances, click here.
In New South Wales yesterday, the International Women’s Day Showcase was launched at Parliament House Fountain Court. The exhibition will be open until March 25th and will celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day, and showcase how women activists have embraced International Womens’s Day down through the years.
To find out about other IWD events in NSW click here.
Have you celebrated International Women’s Day before? What does the 100 year centenary mean to you?
Image credit: InternationalWomensDay.org.au.