International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March.
It is a day when all women are recognised for their achievements and it is a central point for action to build support for women’s rights and their full participation in the economy, politics, community and in everyday life.
Multicultural Australia is sharing the stories, hopes and messages of Brisbane women for this International Women's Day; women who have come from across the globe and now call this place home.
Overwhelmingly, their messages are for women to celebrate themselves, believe in themselves and recognise women's strength. They call on women to find resilience together in the face of challenges, tragedy and adversity.
Now, more than ever, we elevate and listen to the stories and experiences of women so we can achieve the goals of International Women's Day on this day, and every day; the goals of justice, of equality, of full representation and participation of women, and for women's rights to be protected here in Australia and across the world.
Women's rights are human rights.
We stand for equality.
We stand for women.