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
BREAKFAST WITH MADELINE STUART
A TWENTIETH CENTURY WOMAN
JESS COCHRANE'S NEW EXHIBITION
CANAPES WITH SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL
LOUD AND LUMINOUS SYMPOSIUM
UNITED NATIONS LUNCH
WOMEN IN FOCUS
ANNE SUMMERS AND VIRGINIA HAUSSEGGER 'IN CONVERSATION'
LIGHTBULB IMPROV'S 'STRONG FEMALE LEAD'
TELL IT SISTERS COMEDY
BREAKFAST WITH WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
HER SOUND, HER STORY
THE HIDDEN SEX
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.
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