Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day - Australia

I have always been a great supporter of Women's Causes - I was an ardent campaigner for "Equal Pay for Equal Work" for women in nursing during the 1960's and, as a Union organiser, I represented the plight of many women in employment discrimination cases.

I am proud to assist in promoting International Women's Day themes around the world and particularly in Australia.

If every International Women's Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Organisations, governments, charities and women's groups around the world choose different themes each year that reflect global and local gender issues.
"Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures" is the 2012 theme of the website and this has been widely used by hundreds of organisations including schools, universities, governments, women’s groups and the private sector. Each year the United Nations declares an overall International Women's Day theme. Their 2012 theme is “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. Many organisations develop their own themes that are more relevant to their local contexts. For example, the European Parliament's 2012 theme is "Equal pay for work of equal value". "
International Women's Day 

In Australia there will be 1,551 events and Wednesday 07 March 2012 -A global hub for sharing International Women's Day news, events and resources.

look here for Women's Events around Australia in March

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