A Catalyst for Change - Celebrating 100 Years of International Women's Day

The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day will be celebrated around the world.  The 1911 rallies and calls to action were part of a women’s movement that has achieved one of the most fundamental changes in gender roles in human history, including universal suffrage, universal education, massive reductions in maternal mortality, and women taking their places as world leaders.

 And yet …

Women are virtually absent from many of the Pacific’s national parliaments, one woman dies in childbirth every minute, and a global epidemic of violence against women persists.  Women’s participation at senior levels in many industries has stalled, they are still under-represented in leadership and decision-making roles, are often invisible when information is collected to inform policy and in both developing and developed nations their healthcare needs are not being met.

How do we set the agenda for the next 100 years – in Australia, and worldwide?  How do we catalyse and accelerate real change for women wherever they are?
 

  • Venue State Library of Western Australia,
  • Date & time 10/03/2011 5:30:00 PM

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A Catalyst for Change - Celebrating 100 Years of International Women's Day
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