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International Women's Day 2017

Last updated: 15/12/2017 9:21 PM
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International Women's Day (IWD) is held globally on 8 March each year to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women. 

The theme for IWD 2017 is 'Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation', which recognises gender equality as economic and social imperatives. 

It is an established fact that an increase in women's participation and leadership in our communities provides benefits for the whole of society.

Events and activities will be held across the State, not only on IWD but throughout the week. IWD events enable women to join together in celebration, to acknowledge the economic, political and social gains that have been made, and consider the work still to be done.


Are you holding an event for IWD 2017?

International Women's Day ribbons

The department has IWD ribbons (maximum of 100 per event) available for groups or organisations to distribute at their event.

Please note that ribbons will be sent by Australia Post, so allow sufficient time for delivery when placing your order. 

Ribbons can be ordered from or telephone +61 6551 8615.

Downloadable promotional resources available

The department has developed downloadable promotional resources to help groups, organisations and individuals promote and celebrate IWD 2017 through various events or activities. 



This poster can be printed for display to promote IWD 2017.

Print A4 poster (PDF 2.5MB 21cm x 29.7cm)

Print A3 poster (PDF 2.7MB 29.7cm x 42cm)


This poster can be printed for display at your IWD 2017 event. It contains space for you to add your event details.

Print A4 poster (PDF 2.5MB 21cm x 29.7cm)

Print A3 poster (PDF 2.7MB 29.7cm x 42cm)


 This A4 poster can be saved and attached to an email to let your contacts know about your event. It contains space for your event details.

A4 poster (PDF 124KB 21cm x 29.7cm)

Social Media

These images have been provided for you to promote your International Women's Day event on social media. Be sure to include the hastag #IWD2017.