IWD for Community

International Women’s Day (IWD) is our favourite day of the year. We love to see people all across Australia and the world come together to fundraise, advocate for change and accelerate progress towards equality.

Whether you’re in school or board rooms, Parliament or community organisations, tackling gender inequality takes all of us. And with global gender equality still 132 years away, the time for action is now.

There are many ways you can take action and support the world’s women and girls this International Women’s Day. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Attend our International Women’s Day Fundraising Events

In 2024, UN Women Australia will be holding our IWD events in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and online on Friday 8 March 2023. Visit our International Women’s Day page to find out more.

Plan your own International Women’s Day Fundraiser

Fundraising is a meaningful way to share your passion for gender equality and the work of UN Women with your friends, family, classmates and colleagues. Register as an official IWD Fundraiser and raise funds to support the world’s women and girls. Host a silent auction, start a bake sale, run a marathon – the possibilities are endless! If you’re stuck for ideas, download our Fundraising Kit to get you started.

Buy Purple Ribbons

Show your support for gender equality and women’s empowerment by wearing a purple ribbon this International Women’s Day. Purchase a pack to sell or give away at your International Women’s Day event, workplace, school, or in your community. 


Fundraiser Kit