International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is observed around the world each year on 8 March.

The day grew out of women’s struggle for better working conditions and the right to vote into a movement that sought equality and justice for all women. More recently it has become a time to celebrate change, and to reflect on the progress of women’s human rights and equality.

The Office of Gender Equity and Diversity provides grants to assist Northern Territory organisations host events to celebrate the day. 

The International Women’s Day Grants Program is open for applications from organisations and individuals for events and activities to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) in 2018.

Grants of up to $3000 are available for activities that:

  • Celebrate International Women’s Day
  • Celebrate women’s diversity and social, political and economic achievements
  • Educate the community about International Women’s Day
  • Encourage reflection and discussion about issues regarding gender inequality; and
  • Encourages community participation in International Women’s Day

Download the 2018 International Women’s Day Application Form and Grant Guidelines:

Applications for the International Women’s Day Grants Program open on 1 November and close on 30 November each year.

For more information please contact the Office of Gender Equity and Diversity.

Last updated: 13 December 2017