The global theme for International Women’s Day 2008 (IWD) is ‘Shaping Progress’.
The Australian Government Office for Women, provides notice and links of what is happening around Australia, including the ABC who will host and archive a panel discussion which will be advertised on IWD, i.e. Saturday 8 March.
The Western Australian Department for Communities, Office for Women’s Policy has further honed the global theme to ‘Discover a world of opportunity in science and technology’. There is quite a list of IWD events happening in Western Australia through to early next week, although ‘invitation only’ events I think should have been listed separately.
Events that caught my eye were the UNIFEM IWD Breakfast Friday 6 March including fundraising for East Timor and the launch of UNIFEM WA at the Perth Town Hall. And the ‘Science & Technology – Part of Our Lives’ panel discussion in East Perth on Monday 10 March hosted by the National Council of Women of WA. Includes afternoon tea and launch of the NCWWA bursary to be awarded to a female student of science and technology.
Other women related items that have come to my notice within the last couple of days (email or radio):
- Autralian Women’s History Forum (incorporating Women’s History Month)
- Princessess and Pornstars: Sex and Power and Identiy, Emily Maguire
- International Women’s Day – Women in Leadership, Late Night Live, ABC
- Anne Summer’s blog and web site