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International Women's Day 2022 events and resources

International Women's Day is commemorated each year on 8 March. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women everywhere.

Here's a list of events and resources for 2022.


Friday 4 March: IWD Newcastle Dinner (6:15pm) The Union of Australian Women NSW (Newcastle Branch) invites you to celebrate International Women'd Day. More info: download flyer

Sunday 6 & Tuesday 8 March: Women of Steel documentary (8:30pm) ABC will be broadcasting Women of Steel - the film on Sunday 6 March and again on Tuesday 8 March at 8:30pm. Women of Steel is an award-winning documentary about the historic 14-year struggle fought by women to gain the right to work at the Wollongong steelworks. More info: Women of Steel website.

Monday 7 March: APHEDA online international solidarity event (6:30pm) Join Melbourne APHEDA activist Lisa Zanatta (CFMEU) and APHEDA partner Ou Tep Phallin Cambodian Food and Service Workers Federation (CFSWF) for zoom chat about women’s rights, activism and union campaigns in Cambodia. More info and register: We Are Union website

Tuesday 8 March: FSU online event  (2pm) Shining a light on pay secrecy: How much is it costing you?: This IWD we will be joined by two speakers Alison Pennington and Peta Murphy, MP as we facilitate engagement among colleagues in conversations about the way pay secrecy contributes to the gender pay gap and how it leads to injustice for all workers, not just women. Facebook event info and Register

Thursday 10 March: IEU Women's Forum  & IWD Dinner - Bathurst (4:30pm) Join the IEU at the IEU Women's Forum at 4:30pm followed by an IWD Dinner hosted by the Catholic Education Diocese of Bathurst (CEDB) Diversity and Inclusion Committee. More info: Dinner flyer

Friday 11 March: IEU Virtual afternoon tea (4pm) Members of the NSW/ACT IEU Women and Equity Committee are invited to join the IEU for a virtual afternoon tea. Event details emailed to Women and Equity Committee members.

Saturday 12 March: Sydney International Women's Day ONLINE EVENT (12pm) We will still be celebrating International Women's Day but it has moved online. The planned march was cancelled due to flooding in Sydney. How you can join in:

FB LIVE: follow Sydney International Women's Day to catch the Facebook livestream

Facebook event info | Register

Saturday 12 March: Newcastle International Women's Day March (10am) Join Hunter Workers for the Newcastle International Women's Day March. Facebook event info


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