The theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.
This International Women’s Day we’re putting a spotlight on events that put women to the front.
From UN Women: This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women have captured headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change.
People around the world are mobilising for a future that is more equal. This has taken the form of global marches and campaigns, including #MeToo in the United States of America and its counterparts in other countries, protesting against sexual harassment and violence, and fighting for issues ranging from equal pay to women’s political representation.
International Women’s Day 2018 is an opportunity to transform this momentum into action, to empower women in all settings, rural and urban, and celebrate the activists who are working relentlessly to claim women’s rights and realise their full potential. Read more on UNWomen.org.
RTRFM Celebrate Women in Music
Thursday 8 March, from midnight to midnight
RTRFM 92.1 will be celebrating women in music for International Women’s Day.
Tune in from midnight to midnight to catch 24 hours of magnificent women producing, presenting, and playing on Perth’s Sound Alternative.
A full day line-up of presenters, tunes, features, guests and more – all lead by the incredible women of RTRFM.
The Fight for Women’s Rights: A Western Australian Perspective
State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre
Thursday 8 March, 4-5pm
The State Library presents “Know your Place – A Heritage Talk” acknowledging International Women’s Day. Join Ann Curthoys (historian and honorary professor UWA) for a lively discussion with Miriam Crandell and Jane Lydon on Women’s Rights as experienced in WA in the early part of the 20th century.
Free | No bookings required | More Info
International Women’s Day at MosArts with WIFT WA
MosArts at Camelot, Mosman Park
Do you love film? And the women that make it possible here in WA? Come show your support by charging a glass at MosArts before the night’s screening of ‘Molly’s Game’ at the Luna Palace Camelot Outdoor Cinema with WIFT WA. With Gage Road Beers on ice and an Aperol Spritz in hand, it is sure to be the nicest way to reflect on what has been in 2017, what may be in 2018 and the role of women in the future of our film.
Women of Note: The Rise of Australian Composers
City of Perth Library, Perth CBD
Thursday 8 March, 6.30-7.30pm
Join author Rosalind Appleby and accordionist Cathie Travers to learn about the contribution of women to Australian classical music.
Knowing Country – The Power of Aboriginal Women in Art
Earlywork Exhibition Space, South Fremantle
Thursday 8 March, 6.30-8.30pm
Attend the opening of a powerful exhibition celebrating the enormous contribution Aboriginal Women are making – and historically made – to the preservation and development of Indigenous Australian Art and Culture. Opened by Judith Hugo, Art Curator, North Metropolitan TAFE.
Aroca Healing Centre, Wangara
Thursday 8 March, 7-9pm
Hold sacred space on International Women’s Day with a meditation and healing followed by caring and sharing. Contribute to care packages for women in need by bringing toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary products and a bag or backpack.
$10 | Booking essential
Sass the Patriarchy WA Launch
Four5Nine Bar, North Perth
Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm
Sass The Patriarchy is a gig and a panel showcasing women creatives. This will be a safe and inclusive space to participate, have your say, bring your ideas, or just listen. There’ll be live music, short but thought-provoking discussions and a raffle to raise funds for the International Women’s Development Agency.
$10 | Full Line-up
Hip Hop Kara”YO!”ke: IWD Edition
The Bird, Northbridge
Thursday 8 March, 8pm-midnight
The hip hop realm features plenty of sassy ladies – think Salt-N-Pepa, Beyonce, Lauryn Hill, TLC, and many more. Sign up at The Bird Stage from 8pm.
Free entry before 8pm, $5 after 8pm on the door | Facebook Event