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2023 International Women’s Day march and WRAW Fest

2023 International Women’s Day march and WRAW Fest

‘No more cupcakes and morning teas – we’re hitting the streets to smash the patriarchy!’

On 8 March every year, women around the world unite to march for safety, respect and equality.

Join us at the ANMF banner to participate in this year’s International Women’s Day march, organised by Victorian Trades Hall, which will meet at 5.30pm outside Old Treasury Building, Spring Street on Wednesday 8 March.

International Women’s Day, originally International Working Women’s Day, is about more than pink-washed girl-power corporate displays; it’s about taking action to demand change.

First designated as an official United Nations day in 1975, International Women’s Day traces its origins to 1908, when thousands of women garment workers in New York went on strike and marched to protest against their working conditions. That march inspired the International Conference of Working Women in 1910 to forge a global movement for universal suffrage.

This year’s United Nations IWD theme is ‘DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality’, while UN Women Australia’s theme is ‘Cracking the Code: Innovation for a gender equal future’.

Women’s Rights at Work Festival

The march starts the beginning of Victorian Trades Hall’s annual WRAW Fest. From 8-22 March, all members and friends can participate or attend events and campaign activities including:

Check the full list of WRAW Fest events.