International Women's Day (#IWD2017) is celebrated around the world on March 8th.
IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development.
UN Women, the organization behind International Women's Day are part of the UN, and they believe that when you empower a woman, whole communities benefit. They believe that when women earn an income and have a seat at decision-making tables, they create more peaceful societies and more productive economies. UN Women leads the largest movement to accelerate gender equality and women's empowerment and delivers programs and transforms policy to improve the lives of women and girls in nearly 100 countries around the world.
UN Women National Committee Australia 2017 is the committee behind organizing campaigns and programs for the Pacific Region. Their website tells the story that the Pacific is the epicentre of violence against women and the place where women have the lowest representation in leadership roles anywhere in the world. For this reason, they primarily support women and girls in the Pacific region.
UN Women National Committee Australia also responds to urgent requests for support from UN Women field teams worldwide. This has included Nepal earthquake relief and recovery and support to Syrian refugee women and their families who are in dire need of protection from violence and cash for work programs to protect from early or forced marriage, trafficking and exploitation.
IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilize funds to foster meaningful change into the future.
For information on IWD events happening across Australia got to https://unwomen.org.au/take-action/events/.
With offices in Brisbane, Wagga Wagga (servicing Southern NSW), Padstow (servicing St George and South West Sydney), and soon to be opening in Toowoomba (servicing Toowoomba and Darling Downs), Right at Home Australia's care team is largely made up of women who are incredibly skilled, caring and devoted to improving the lives of their clients. Appropriately, Right at Home Australia encourages every team member to celebrate #IWD2017 and acknowledge the contribution they and all women make in our community.