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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day, 8th March, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements, regardless of divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

IWD commemorates the past achievements of women and highlights the current social, economic and political issues of women. IWD encourages women to get together, support each other, learn from each other and share with each other.


International Women's Day 2014

The theme for International Women’s day 2014 was 'Food for all is common cents; the relationship between food, money and health.' This year, WHGNE celebrated the day with a breakfast at Rinaldo’s Restaurant. Over 50 women gathered to enjoy a healthy breakfast with recipes from the guest speakers book. Sandra Reynolds, who authored the book The $120 Food Challenge: Feed your family for $120 a week,’ inspired the group to be resourceful and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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For more information: http://120dollarsfoodchallenge.com  

International Women’s Day events in 2014: Successful grant applicant’s event details

Women’s Health Goulburn North East offered groups of women, community organisations, schools, clubs and groups in the Hume Region the opportunity to apply for small grants of up to $2000 to hold events or projects in line with the theme and intent of IWD: ‘Food for all is common cents; the relationship between food, money and health’
Successful applicants for 2014 are outlined below.

Successful Applicants

Goulburn Valley Community Health Service

What: Morning tea including a presentation by a Dietician, an entertaining cooking demonstration by a food expert and an inclusive review and discussion around access to fresh local produce as well as how to produce it yourself.
When: Friday March 7, 2014   |   10am-12pm
Where: Victoria Park Lake, Shepparton VIC
Cost: FREE Entry

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Yarrawonga Community Health – High Tea

What: High tea including guest speakers; Dr. Tanier Jones, on a women’s health topic; Dietician, Rebecca McKee, healthy meals on a budget; and Social Worker, Kate Chant discussing finance and savings, ‘how to get the most out of your budget.’
When: Thursday May 8, 2014   |   9:30am – 11am
Where: Yarrawonga and Border Golf Club
Cost: $5 entry

Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee – ‘Many Women, Many Voices’

What: Q&A session exploring the challenges that women encounter in the context of leadership, economic empowerment and the relationship between food and money with special guest speakers; Maria Dimopoulos, Diversity and Gender Consultant; Nyadol Nyuon, recognised as one of Australia's top 100 most influential African Australians; Felicia Dean, CEO, Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-op; Teena Knight, Orchardist; and Jean Varty, Principal Ardmona Primary School. The evening will also include an interactive food demonstration, dance and singing performances and multicultural cuisine.
When: Friday March 7, 2014   |   5:30pm – 7pm
Where: McIntosh Centre Shepparton Showgrounds
Cost: FREE Entry

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Pangerang Community House - Community Fruit & Veg Swap

What: Food swap register through the ‘Food For All’ network (and launch of Food For All logo). Healthy snacks, promotional material from Ovens & King Community Health Service and discussions about low cost, healthy eating and growing healthy produce.
When: Wednesday (during term two)
Where: Pangerang Community House

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International Women's Day 2013

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International Women's Day Events for 2012


“These women have brought to the Project their own life experiences, and take away new skills and friendships. We see an enhancement in physical and mental health, and a change of attitude and new found confidence.”
Welcome to our Community Garden, Birrallee House

I'm glad I'm a woman, living where I do, and when. On the 9th March, I joined with other women in Bonnie Doon to celebrate International Women's Day, in our ‘new’ old Library. The Library itself is only here because a woman decided it should be, and the event was stage=managed and produced with a flourish by another woman, to create a moment of beauty and a space to be together and laugh and listen.

The old building shone with care and attention, and we sat at tables that were dressed in pink and white, with bowls of flowers and candles and pretty food. We talked to women we knew, and some we didn't know, and listened to stories of women who were brave and creative and clever. We visited Romania, Nepal, and Iraq with our three beautiful guides. We heard stories from their lives and marvelled at their courage and the beauty they produce in their lives now. Their presence in our country adds to the lives of the women around them.

What did I learn on the 9th March? I learned that there are more similarities than differences between us, no matter where in the world we come from. I learned that there were more than three amazing stories to be told by the women in that room. I learned that there is more than enough courage and compassion and fun and beauty in a group of women from Bonnie Doon to light up a new old Library without any help from the grid. And I learned that I should have taken notes!
Jan Harman, Bonnie Doon

Further information

The International Women's Day website is a global hub for sharing International Women's Day news, events and resources
WEBSITE: www.internationalwomensday.com

Wikipedia offer a definition - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women's_Day