International Women’s Day – Conversations with Women

International Women’s Day – Conversations with Women

The Ethnic Communities Council of Shepparton and District will host an event “Conversations with Women” celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, 6 March at Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Shepparton.

International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace.


The Ethnic Communities Council of Shepparton and District will host an event “Conversations with Women” celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday, 6 March at Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Shepparton.

This is an opportunity for multicultural women to get together and celebrate International Women’s Day and socialise with women in leadership roles in Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley. All women are invited to be inspired and empowered in a welcoming environment.

What: International Women’s Day 2015

When: Friday, 6 March 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Where: Harder Auditorium, GOTAFE, Fryers St, Shepparton

Cost: Free; Refreshments and Finger Food provided

More information: Sam Atukorala 03 5831 2395

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This event is supported by the Ethnic Council of Shepparton and District, GOTAFE, City of Greater Shepparton, Victoria Police and Women’s Participation in Local Government Coalition. International Women’s Day is a UN Observance.

History of International Women’s Day (IWD)

In 1910, Clara Zetkin, the leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day at the second International Conference of Working Women in Copenhagen.

The very first International Women’s Day was held the following year on March 19. Meetings and protests were held across Europe with the largest street demonstration attracting 30,000 women. In 1913, IWD was transferred to March 8 and has been held on this day ever since.

IWD Today

International Women’s Day has become a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of the women who changed history. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly invited member states to proclaim March 8 as UN Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace.

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