Newsroom Archive: Feb 2017
27 February 2017
Esprit partners with UN Women NC Australia for International Women’s Day – launching signature scarf for sale instore and online today
Socially conscious company, Esprit, is once again teaming up with UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia to launch a signature scarf marking International Women’s Day on 8 March. Esprit is proud to continue its fifth year partnering with UN Women NC Australia, supporting the empowerment of women and girls across the globe. The accessory will be available in stores from February 27 and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the scarves will go to UN Women programs, creating brighter futures for women and girls.
In addition to the signature scarf, 20% of profits from all sales instore and online from 4-5 March will go to support UN Women.
Stephen Newnham, Head of Retail Esprit Australia & New Zealand said, “It is an honour for Esprit ANZ to work so closely again with UN Women NC Australia and support this year’s theme. We are deeply committed to building a better awareness amongst our employees, consumers and the broader market of the important work that the UN Women’s committee delivers. We hope that our contribution and message enables women to be empowered through the UN Women’s projects across the globe.”
Janelle Weissman, Executive Director of UN Women NC Australia, says “We are thrilled to have the wonderful support of Esprit for the 5th year running. The scarf is more than just a fashion statement; it is also a symbol of our passion for women’s empowerment and gender equality.”
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Empower a woman, empower a nation’. We know that when you empower a woman, you unlock opportunities not just for one woman, but for her children, for her family, whole communities – and entire nations. Purchasing a signature scarf is a tangible way to show support for women’s empowerment around the world, now and into the future.
About the Scarf
The signature print scarf has been designed to support women across the globe this International Women’s Day. Soft and lightweight, this accessory is perfect for transeasonal layering. The scarves are available for purchase in freestanding Esprit stores in Australia and New Zealand, Esprit concessions in Myer and online at www.esprit.com.au.
Scarves will be sold for $39.95 in Australia and $49.90 in New Zealand. Esprit stores will also be selling International Women’s Day purple ribbons for $3 each. 100% of proceeds from the sale of the scarves and ribbons will be donated to UN Women projects.
Founded in 1968, Esprit is an international fashion brand that pays homage to its roots and expresses a relaxed, sunny Californian attitude towards life. Esprit creates inspiring collections for women, men and kids made from high-quality materials paying great attention to detail. All of Esprit’s products demonstrate the Group’s commitment to quality design and execution.
Esprit’s collections are available in over 40 countries worldwide, in more than 1,000 self-operated retail stores and through over 9,000 wholesale points of sales including franchise partners, and sales space in department stores. The Group markets its products under two brands, namely the Esprit brand and the edc brand. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since 1993, Esprit has headquarters in Germany and Hong Kong.
Mira Radovanovic, Marketing Manager
Esprit – Australia and New Zealand
(02) 8586 0135
23 February 2017
TENNIS AUSTRALIA AND UN WOMEN NATIONAL COMMITTEE AUSTRALIA PARTNER TO ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
ANNOUNCING – TICKETS TO THE CO-HOSTED BREAKFAST HAVE NOW BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL 11:59 PM FRIDAY 24TH FEBRUARY
UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia and Tennis Australia are delighted to announce their new partnership in a joint effort to promote gender equality.
Welcoming the new partnership, Tennis Australia’s CEO Craig Tiley said, “As a sport, we have much to be proud of in the area of gender equality. We award equal prize money regardless of sex. However, there is still more that we can do and as an organisation we are committed to using our position as the host of a global sporting and entertainment event, the Australian Open, to celebrate and promote the cause of gender equality on an international level.”
On the 8th of March, leaders from every facet of society will gather to celebrate International Women’s Day at a breakfast co-hosted by Tennis Australia and UN Women NC Australia. We are delighted to announce ticket and table sales for the breakfast have now been extended until 11:59 pm Friday 24th February. Tennis Australia’s CEO, Craig Tiley will deliver a welcome address, Australia’s newly appointed Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone will present, and Kate Jenkins, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner will join a panel of extraordinary international speakers from UN Women in Pakistan and Fiji.
UN Women National Committee Australia’s Executive Director, Janelle Weissman, said, “We are pleased to partner with Tennis Australia for this year’s International Women’s Day celebration in Melbourne. We consciously collaborate with companies, government departments, universities and sporting organisations who demonstrate a commitment to accelerating gender equality in their workforce and everyday practices.
“We are proud to partner with Tennis Australia who is taking a lead role convening conversations for sporting organisations and the private sector to advance opportunities for women and girls.” said Ms Weissman.
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN WOMEN NC AUSTRALIA, JANELLE WEISSMAN IS AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT.
UN WOMEN NC AUSTRALIA MEDIA CONTACT: Leisa Quinn (02) 6185 0010, [email protected]
UN Women is dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their rights worldwide.
UN Women National Committee Australia is the fundraising and advocacy arm of the United Nations agency for gender equality, here in Australia.
TENNIS AUSTRALIA MEDIA CONTACT: Rehaneh de Kretser 0466 376 803, [email protected]
Tennis Australia facilitates player development, stages local and international events and invests in tennis facilities around Australia as well as promoting tennis and participation.
17 February 2017
PARLIAMENTARIANS COME TOGETHER IN SUPPORT OF GENDER EQUALITY FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LAUNCH AT PARLIAMENT HOUSE
We were delighted to see Parliamentarians, Departmental Secretaries, representatives of civil society and military leaders gather together in support of gender equality at yesterday’s Parliamentary Breakfast held at Parliament House.
The event was an opportunity to celebrate the new four-year Partnership Framework Agreement between the Australian Government and UN Women, that aims to build on the shared and longstanding commitment to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific region and globally. The event also marked the launch of International Women’s Day 2017 celebrations across Australia.
This year’s IWD theme – economic and political empowerment is central to making gains in international development and security. While the percentage of women represented in parliaments around the world has doubled in the last twenty years, today, just 23% of parliamentarians are women. In terms of earnings, globally, women earn 24% less than men.
It was fantastic that our country leaders joined together to discuss the importance of gender equality, not just for women but for everyone. We know that when you empower a woman, you unlock opportunities not just for one woman, but for her children, for her family, whole communities – and entire nations.
If we are to make significant strides on the road to gender equality, we must all play a part and show our support for women’s empowerment.
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change. Join us in support and celebration this March.
16 February 2017
PRIME MINISTER, OPPOSITION LEADER AND GREENS LEADER SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT PARLIAMENTARY BREAKFAST
THE HON. MALCOM TURNBULL, PRIME MINISTER, THE HON. BILL SHORTEN, LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION AND SENATOR RICHARD DI NATALE, LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS TODAY HOST THE AUSTRALIAN LAUNCH OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
Parliamentarians, Departmental Secretaries, representatives of civil society and military leaders are gathered together for UN Women National Committee Australia’s Parliamentary Breakfast held at Parliament House this morning. The event marks the launch of International Women’s Day 2017 celebrations across Australia.
Australia has a long history of supporting International Women’s Day. Central to that, is the partnership between UN Women National Committee Australia, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, who supports IWD events in many capital cities to put a spotlight on the achievements of women in our region.
This International Women’s Day (IWD) will mark an important milestone: the Australian Government and UN Women recently signed a new four-year Partnership Framework Agreement, to build on the shared and longstanding commitment to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in the Indo-Pacific region and globally.
This year’s IWD theme is women’s economic and political empowerment. This is central to making gains in international development and security. While the percentage of women represented in parliaments around the world has doubled in the last twenty years, today, just 23% of parliamentarians are women. In terms of earnings, globally, women earn 24% less than men.
UN Women is working hard in our region to ensure that women are well-represented around decision-making tables, at every level, in every sector; and that they have access to land, finance, business skills and training, to access safe and decent work, for equal pay.
“When women are represented in decision-making at all levels, policies reflect the needs of all facets of society. When women have unrestricted access to decent work, economies grow. I look forward to hearing more about our leaders’ continued commitment to economic and political empowerment. We’ve made a lot of progress, here in Australia and more broadly, in our region, and together, we can accelerate change and work towards our shared global goal of gender equality by 2030.” said Executive Director of UN Women National Committee Australia, Janelle Weissman.