Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 – Press for Progress

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018 – Press for Progress

Office for Women
Monday, 05 March 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

International Women's Day written over a purple background with the hashtags #Pressforprogress @IWD2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is on Thursday 8 March 2018 and celebrations will be held across the world to mark the day.

IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The theme this year is #PressforProgress, a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

We can all play a part in improving outcomes for women and this year’s theme provides an opportunity to press even harder for progress. This could include challenging out-dated attitudes and stereotypes, leading by example to ensure women are heard and respected, supporting flexible work environments, and celebrating women's successes.

The Minister for Women, Kelly O’Dwyer, will deliver the International Women’s Day National Press Club Address on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at 12:30pm. Tune in to ABC News or Sky News to view her address live.

Follow @officeforwomen and #IWD2018 on Twitter to keep up to date with news and events on International Women’s Day.

You can also get involved through the #PressForProgress campaign. For more information see the IWD website.