Posted , March 3, 2016.

Woman in hotel with her laptop. International Women’s Day is coming up on the 8th March 2016. The day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

 

There are events scheduled around the world, and can be found by searching for your city (worldwide) here.

The events below are based in Melbourne, so be sure to get your tickets where applicable.

 

 

 

 

  • There are some free talks at the Queen Victoria’s Women’s Centre for IWD. Some have already booked out so get in quickly.
  • https://www.qvwc.org.au/events/

The United Nations have some great resources available here.

The Wheeler Centre often runs free events, including panels and key note speeches so keep an eye out by signing up to their newsletter.

 

This is also an interesting article on the history of IWD.

 

No matter what you’re doing to celebrate and participate in IWD, be sure to use the hashtag #IWD2016 across your social media.