International Womens Day- Friday 6 March

The 2019 theme for International Women’s Day is think equal, build smart, innovate for change.

The UN theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. Read more about on the UN page here.

Wellingtons Women's Network Committee members are holding an event at PSA House from 5-7pm and Jan Logie, the Parliamentary Under Secretary to the Minister of Justice will speak on her work enhancing the legal protections for victims of domestic violence. Thank you to all those who replied the event is now at capacity but there are still plenty of other ways to participate if you are outside Wellington or missed out

There is a lot going on in New Zealand, so we have picked our top 3 to share with you

UN Parliamentary Breakfast - IWD 2019 LIVE STREAM

Presented live from Parliament key note speakers for this year’s prestigious event are the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern - Prime Minister of New Zealand, the Hon Julie Anne Genter - Minister for Women, Steph Dyhrberg - leading employment rights lawyer, and Wellingtonian of the year Professor Rawinia Higgins who will perform the karakia. In addition the group LeArt will sing.

  • Available Live 6:45am to 8:30am and again at 12 midday Friday 8 March.
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  • View the recording of the live stream on YouTube anytime      from noon

Harriet Morison – Fighting for Fairness

As part of the National Library’s International Women’s Day programme a pre-release screening of the doco "Harriet Morison Fighting for fairness" will be held at 12:50pm. This film brings to life the role Harriet Morison had in mobilising working-class women to sign the 1892 suffrage petition to improve the appalling conditions of work for women working in factories and in homework.

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Wear Black and White for Pay Equity

Promoted by the NZEI: Join us and wear black and white to work this International Women's Day to show your support for pay equity in education.

We're wearing black and white because fair's fair - our teacher aides, support staff and early childhood teachers deserve fair pay. On the day post a photo of yourself and your colleagues with these hashtags: #FairsFair and #ManaTaurite

It's black and white - we need fair pay in education!

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