International Women's Day

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on 8 March each year. It was established in response to the growing demand for equality for women and recognition of women’s achievements.

The rights of women have been celebrated in Australia since the 1920s.   However, it was not until the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in 1977, when 8 March was formally established as International Women’s Day.

In recent years, International Women’s Day has represented an opportunity to appreciate the journey that women have taken to achieve greater rights and has also served to raise awareness that further work is needed to achieve gender equality.

At its core, International Women’s Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of individual women and their continuing contribution to their local communities

International Women's Day 2019

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

In 2019 the Office supported 39 events in all parts of the Northern Territory.

For information on International Women’s Day events and activities in your area – check out the Northern Territory International Women’s Day 2019 Calendar of Events (252.8 kb).

Last updated: 25 February 2019