International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (IWD) – 8 March – is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
For over 30 years, UN Women Australia has hosted Australia’s pre-eminent IWD fundraising events, drawing together people from diverse backgrounds to celebrate global achievements, agitate for change and raise life-changing funds to support the world’s women and girls.
Attending our official IWD events is a fantastic way to celebrate women’s achievements and show your friends, family, colleagues and community that you support the world’s largest movement for gender equality.
IWD 2022 Theme
The International Women’s Day 2022 theme, Changing Climates: Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow, recognises and celebrates the contribution of women and girls around the world, who are working to change the climate of gender equality and build a sustainable future.
Harnessing the skills and knowledge of women to conserve our natural resources and create a healthier, more sustainable planet, is central to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Women and girls face greater vulnerability and exposure to disasters, and conflicts, and yet they remain largely ignored in developing solutions and their capabilities are often under-utilised.
As the most impacted, women are also a critical part of the solution.
Read more about the IWD 2022 theme here.
Previous IWD Events
Take a look at our previous IWD events held across Australia, showcasing inspiring speakers that come together to celebrate the achievements we have made and highlight actions still needed to advance the gender equality agenda.
With thanks to our National IWD 2022 Partners and Sponsors
ACT & QLD Education Partner
NSW Education Partner
Pay it Forward Sponsor