Celebrating International Women's Day - More Powerful Together

Celebrating International Women's Day - More Powerful Together

Office for Women
Monday, 04 March 2019

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on 8 March and is a day to reflect on how far we have come and how far we still have to go to truly achieve gender equality.

UN Women Australia is joining forces with Chief Executive Women and Male Champions of Change for a series of events focused on Australia’s IWD 2019 theme, ‘More Powerful Together’.

This theme recognises the important role we all play in advancing gender equality – as women, men, non-binary and gender diverse people. It takes all of us, working in collaboration, to break down the divide and challenge stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls, everywhere, have equal rights and opportunities.

More Powerful Together is a call for everyone to act and stand in unison for gender equality.

UN Women’s global theme for IWD 2019, ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’, links with the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s focus on social protection, public services and sustainable infrastructure. The 63rd Session of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) will be held in New York on 11-22 March 2019.

The Minister for Women, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, will lead the CSW63 Australian delegation, which will include Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone; Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Kate Jenkins; eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant; Director of Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Libby Lyons; Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Gender Equality Branch, Amy Haddad; Head of the Office for Women, Trish Bergin; and Australian civil society representatives, Robyn Nolan and Nicola Wakefield Evans.

To keep up to date on news and events on International Women’s Day 2019, follow @officeforwomen, #IWD2019 and #MorePowerfulTogether on Twitter. Read more on the UN Women IWD website.