#BalanceforBetter: 15 International Women’s Day events in Canberra

A day originally known as 'National Women’s Day' was first observed in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America. This came about after 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York City in 1908, vocalising their desperate need for better working conditions, pay and the right to vote in 1908.

Fast forward to 2019, and the women behind International Women's Day, or #IWD2019, are gearing up for this year's mission - #BalanceforBetter - on Friday, March 8.

KHADIJA GBLA ON INVISIBLE VIOLENCE

Award-winning human rights activist Khadija Gbla. Photo: Supplied

Award-winning human rights activist Khadija Gbla. Photo: Supplied

BREAKFAST WITH MADELINE STUART

Making history: Madeline Stuart. Photo: Supplied

Making history: Madeline Stuart. Photo: Supplied

A TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMAN

JESS COCHRANE'S NEW EXHIBITION

CANAPES WITH SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL

Writer Zoya Patel (at Monster Bar and Restuarant) in Canberra.  Photo: Sean Davey

Writer Zoya Patel (at Monster Bar and Restuarant) in Canberra. Photo: Sean Davey

LOUD AND LUMINOUS SYMPOSIUM

UNITED NATIONS LUNCH

WOMEN IN FOCUS

ANNE SUMMERS AND VIRGINIA HAUSSEGGER 'IN CONVERSATION'

ACT's 2019 Australian of the Year finalist Virginia Haussegger. Photo: AAP

ACT's 2019 Australian of the Year finalist Virginia Haussegger. Photo: AAP

LIGHTBULB IMPROV'S 'STRONG FEMALE LEAD'

TELL IT SISTERS COMEDY

BREAKFAST WITH WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION

HER SOUND, HER STORY

THE HIDDEN SEX

GLOBAL GOLF

The 2nd International Women's Day Global Golf Event invites women of all ages and abilities to play golf. Entry fees are donated to a charity of your own choosing. You can tee off in Canberra, or anywhere around the world. March 8-14. Visit internationalwomensdaygolf.com for more details.

Contact serena.coady@fairfaxmedia.com.au if you have an #IWD2019 event to add.