International Women’s Day – Sunday 8th March

top_header“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” Gloria Steinem

White Ribbon has been invited to participate in the Wellington Women Walk For Peace event in Newtown in Wellington on Sunday 8th March. The Peace Walkevent takes place at 10.45am (with UNANZ and White Ribbon Ambassadors) see details here.

Come and celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March at the Newtown Festival with Wellington Women Walk/Work for Peace (WWW4Peace). The theme for International Women’s Day 2015 is Make It Happen: Celebrating women’s achievements and call for greater equality. This year the annual Peace Walk will be held at Newtown Festival, followed by messages from Mayor Celia Wade Brown, HE Jonathan Sinclair, British High Commissioner and Dame Susan Devoy from the Human Rights Commission.

Assembling for the Peace Walk will commence from 10.15am in front of the International Women’s Day Stage, for a sharp 10.45am start. WWW4Peace are excited that the While Ribbon Campaign Ambassadors are also supporting the Peace Walk this year. So please come and support the Peace Walk and listen to the fantastic speakers that will deliver key messages on women. After the Peace Walk there is an exciting array of cultural performances planned for the day, starting with a cooking demonstration from Migrating Kitchen – so don’t miss out on sampling international cuisine prepared by passionate chefs! This will be followed by musical performances from the Taikoza Drummers, Munting Tinig (a Filipino Children’s Ukulele Choir), Virtuoso Strings and Womansong and dance performances from DANZA MIA (Mujeres in Aoteaora) and the Wellington Chinese Language School Dance Group. Also, there is a line-up of international games for children.

There are lots of other events around NZ. Check out UN Women who have a list of events on their website.
Other information and events we have found are below:
Ministry for Women
Christchurch City Library
Zonta Auckland
Te Manawa – Palmerston North
Adventist Church NZ
Association for Women in the Sciences (AWIS) – Auckland

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