International Women’s Day 2022

Changing Climates

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. 

At our IWD 2022 events, female advocates from across the globe shared how they have helped change the climate of inequality in their communities, in the face of disasters and during times of crisis, conflict and global pandemics. 

We heard from women who inspire, engage and advocate for change, resilience and sustainability – activists, advocates and leaders who are committed to accelerating the pace of change, contributing to a more sustainable future for all. 

Supporting women and girls when they need us most

We can all help change the climate for gender equality. Conversations are important, and funds are critical, if we are committed to accelerating gender equality for a sustainable future.

UN Women works in over 100 countries across the globe, running vital programs that ensure the unique needs of women and girls are not forgotten when disaster and crisis strike.

Through the generosity of our IWD guests and donors, we have raised $440,000 to support women and girls when they need us most. 


Headline Presentation

Dr Jane Goodall & Linh Do 

The IWD 2022 headline presentation featured an exclusive in-depth interview with internationally renowned and celebrated scientist, conservationist and human rights activist, Dr Jane Goodall. Appearing virtually, Dr Goodall was interviewed by Linh Do, a sustainability activist and leader in her own right.

All Cities

Sima Bahous
UN Women Executive Director

Simone Clarke
CEO UN Women Australia

Semin Qasmi & Alison Davidian
UN Women Afghanistan

Alvina Lillie Soaki Erekali
UN Women Solomon Islands


Amanda Lamont
Co Founder, Australasian Women in Emergencies Network


Christine Clarke
Ambassador for Women and Girls


Kirsten Rose
Executive Director Future Industries at CSIRO


Kavita Naidu
International Human Rights Lawyer


Professor Kerrie Wilson
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Sustainability Strategy) at QUT


Marlee Silva
Author, Presenter and Commentator


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With thanks to our National IWD Partners and Sponsors

Government Partner

Platinum Partners

ACT & QLD Education Partner

NSW Education Partner

Media Partners

Communications Partner

Pay it Forward Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

See our coverage of previous IWD events here: 2021