International Women's Day at Macquarie University 2016
8 March, 2016
Central Courtyard, Macquarie University
International Women’s Day (8th March) is a global day to recognise the contributions made by women to our workplaces, families and communities; and also to acknowledge that, still today, women face significant challenges accessing leadership roles, face higher rates of violence and are more likely to live in poverty.
Macquarie University, in conjunction with the Macquarie University Women's Collective and with support from the Macquarie University Student Representative Committee, is once again proud to recognise this important day and would like to invite all members of the Macquarie University community to celebrate the successes of women past and present and as well as make a commitment to eliminating violence against women. Come to the courtyard on Tuesday March 8th from 12-2pm for this free community event where there will be information stalls from various student, staff and sporting groups; actitivies; and speeches, performances and demonstrations from talented and prominent members of the Macquarie University community. There will also be a BBQ and other food stalls raising money for UN Women's domestic violence prevention programs in the Pacific. UN Women merchandise will be available for purchase.
It should be an exciting and interesting day so be sure to join us in recognising the occasion! Be sure to keep an eye on this event page for updates on stalls, activities, performances and other related events!
To register with the event officially through the university's official events system, click here: http://www.cvent.com/d/7fqwqw. This isn't required to attend the event but would be appreciated as a way to help get useful feedback for the planning of future events!
For more information on UN Women's domestic violence prevention programs in the Pacific, see here: https://unwomen.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IWD-2016-Factsheet.pdf
If you have experienced or are at risk of domestic violence or sexual assault and require support, please call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)