Each year on 8 March, the global community celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD). It’s a day for us to join together and commemorate the many social, political and economic achievements of women, but also to highlight the work that remains to realise gender equality.
In 2021 the global theme is “Women in Leadership”. 2020 was a challenging one for our world, and this challenge continues. We know that globally and here in Australia, women bore the brunt of this through both their roles as front line essential services workers, and as caregivers. This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future. Women bear the brunt of problems ranging from poverty to climate change, but they also possess assets and talents to solve them.
We are delighted that Australian of the Year, Grace Tame, will be headlining the events, along with a diverse range of incredible women leaders. You can find out more on our website. Please note Grace’s story refers to childhood sexual abuse and suitability for specific age groups should be assessed.
UN Women are offering free access to schools via a livestream to their IWD events. You can watch live on 5 March or for one week afterwards. Students will have the opportunity to hear from women who lead, inspire and are committed to making a difference every day including Australian of the Year, Grace Tame. Please note Grace’s story refers to childhood sexual abuse and suitability for specific age groups should be assessed.
Our Primary and High School Kits provide you with a range of resources for International Women’s Day including educational resources on the theme of “Women in Leadership”, tools on how to engage students on gender equality issues, and UN Women stories illustrating the programs we support in the region. You can also check out our IWD Fundraiser kit for ideas on ways to fundraise.
Please contact [email protected] for more information about how to livestream our events to your school.
UN Women Australia