International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March and its purpose is to commemorate the movement for women's rights. The day is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and also serves as a call-to-action to progress gender parity.
The 2019 IWD campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter recognising the important role we all play – as women, men, non-binary and gender diverse people. It takes all of us, working in collaboration and across that which sometimes divides us, breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities.
The City of Maribyrnong is commemorating International Women’s Day through a number of activities and events that celebrate and honour not only the achievements of women everywhere, but also shines a light on the outstanding women in our community who help to make every day feel like International Women’s Day.