If you haven’t heard already, today is International Women’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements and contributions of women all around the globe.
Despite the celebratory nature of the day, it’s also an opportunity for women to speak out and voice the struggles of past generations as well as recognising issues women still face today such as gendered violence, sexual assault, the gender pay gap and sexism.
Today we’re celebrating International Women’s Day, a day to honour the contributions and achievements of women all around the world.
If you want to join in on the celebrations, we’ve put together a list of events around Australia celebrating International Women’s Day 2019. Check it out.
Sydney International Women’s Day March is on Saturday March 9th in Hyde Park, for female identifying people and their allies. Guest speakers include Aunti Millie Ingram, Jane Child an early childhood educator, Anna Hush from End Rape on Campus and more. View the event here.
Lunchtime Music In The Lanes is happening from 12pm today, with girl bands playing in the lanes from 12pm in Fortitude Valley. To find out more click here.
Melbourne’s International Women’s Day rally is on today at 5.30pm at the State Library on Swanson street, protesting many issues including violence against women, justice for First Nations people and health and safety at work. Find out more here.
Another IWD march is happening in Adelaide today from 5.30pm at Hindmarsh Square with a theme of ‘Celebrating Strength’ and an after party too! See here for more details.
Canberra is celebrating women in space tonight, hosting a talk at Mount Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre to discuss women’s contributions to science and technology. Find more details here.
City of Darwin are hosting their annual IWD Walk Saturday morning morning from 8.30am to inspire, empower and celebrate women. Click here for more details.
Hobart will host a live stream of ‘All About Women’ via the Sydney Opera House this Sunday, asking questions about gender, equality and justice. To find out more, click here.