What to do in your city this International Women's Day
It’s been a big year for women since the last IWD.
Black hearts and #TIMESUP are new. Witty hand-held signs and posters will (hopefully) be making appearances again. There’s plenty of opportunities to celebrate and reflect on the year that’s been, and moments to focus on the year ahead for women.
- I can’t keep quiet - MILCK (unofficial anthem of 2017 IWD)
- World Wide Woman - Beyonce
- Sister Suffragette - Sung by Mrs.Banks in Mary Poppins
- Most Girls - Hailee Steinfeld
- I’m Every Woman - Whitney Houston
- Wannabe - Spice Girls
- Lady Powers - Vera Blue
- Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé
- Big Girl (You are Beautiful) - MIKA
The Rally (MARCH 10, Hyde Park North, Sydney, FREE)
Hot tip for Sydneysiders, you need to rock up to the Rally on SATURDAY (aka 2 days after IWD). Closest Public Transport option is Berala Station.
Can’t get enough of Sister Suffragette from Mary Poppins? Sing along to your fave song and watch Julie Andrews do her thing along with you fellow suburban sisters. Bookings here.
The Rally (State Library of Victoria, March 8, 5pm, FREE)
NOT the same location as last year, which was at Parliament Steps. Get off at Melbourne Central for the best access and get there early for a good spot. Feel the good vibes!
She Party x Femme Fest International Women’s Day Fundraiser (14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne, March 8, 6:30pm,$10 entry)
Just 5 tram stops away from the Rally is this fundraising event for the IWDA. The event will feature live music, a silent auction and EPs available from amazing music ladies. Celebrate female culture in the heart of the city!
If you’re a lady/gentleman/non-binary looking for some intellectual stimulation on Thursday night the NGV has got yo’ covered. The panel of 4, including Christine Nixon, Sam Lane and Anna Brown, will be discussing their pathways to success throughout their various careers. Tickets here.
This event is particularly cool because they’re giving out gift bags and there’s lucky door prizes and free food! More info here.
Music. Food. Speakers. BOOM. More info here.
If you’re looking to up your skills on this day, join some other young savvy ladies with wine and some free food this Thursday. More info here.
This incredible film follows the lived experiences of 9 female protagonists. Watch it with women and allies but be prepared to cry. Tickets here.