The Territory celebrates International Women’s Day’s 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually across the globe on March 8, and recognises the contributions and achievements made by women worldwide.

This year, there are 41 promoted IWD events happening across the Territory, celebrating the ongoing contribution that Territory women make to their local communities. Thirty of these events have been made possible through the Office of Gender Equity and Diversity International Women’s Day Grants Program.

The NT Government allocated $40,000 in grant funding to IWD events for 2018, an increase of $20,000 from previous years, the additional funding means that Territorians will be able to participate in events not only town centres, but also regional and remote locations.

This year’s events include a group painting activity in Wadeye ‘Bringing Wadeye Women Together’, a seminar on Greek Women Pioneers in Darwin, and an Exhibition Women’s Football Match in Yirrkala, as well as numerous morning teas, lunch and dinner events.

There will be two IWD marches in the Territory this year, one in Darwin and one in Tennant Creek. The marches are an opportunity for Territorian’s to come together and celebrate women in the Top End. Both marches are free to attend.

For more information on the marches and all International Women’s Day events happening across the Territory, check out the calendar of events at

Last updated: 06 March 2018