International Women's Day on Wednesday 8 March 2017

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights." Gloria Steinem

International Women's Day, on March 8, has been a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women for more than 100 years, and is now considered the strongest global call-to-action for accelerating gender parity.

Last year, organisations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign, determined to challenge bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women’s and men's contributions equally; and create inclusive flexible cultures. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close before 2186, so #IWD2017 wants us all to #BeBoldForChange – to join forces, and take bold, pragmatic action to fast-track gender equality.

The NSW Teachers Federation encourages members to take part in planned IWD activities, or register their own (internationalwomensday.com/Events) and send us details of your event to share with your fellow members: nswtfwomcoord@nswtf.org.au

For more details, go to internationalwomensday.com OR unwomen.org.au/campaign/international-womens-day-2017

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