2018 International Womens Day at ANU

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A panel discussion on the changing culture of gender at ANU, activities at ANU Sport and workshops to support women on campus are just some of the events happening on campus to celebrate International Womens Day.

Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute, Professor Margaret Jolly, says the discussion about gender at ANU will be a timely one.

"Cultures of gender are created, contested and changing," she said.

"Now is an ideal moment to catalyse real change at the ANU with staff and students, men, women and gender diverse people collaborating in creative alliances."

Professor Jolly says International Womens' Day isn't just about examining what needs to be done but also celebrating what has been achieved, including individual women's achievements.

"IWD is a chance to reflect on the progress of the world's women to date but more important how we can all work together to create more positive changes, fully aware of our differences of race, class, religion, sexuality and gender diversity," she said.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt is featured in this video which talks about the need for gender equality, innovation and the future of work to be supported by everyone.

Details on this year's major events are below.

International Womens Day panel discussion - Changing the culture of gender at ANU

Thursday 8 March, 9.30-11.30am

Please join Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian P. Schmidt and a panel of leading ANU women to discuss Changing the Culture of Gender at ANU. The discussion will be followed by morning tea. International Women's Day (IWD) is held annually on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

More information: http://www.anu.edu.au/events/2018-international-womens-day

International Womens Day at ANU Sport

Thursday 8 March 6am to 10pm

Join ANU Sport as they celebrate International Womens Day by offering free gym access, introductory gym sessions and free outdoor yoga for female students.

More: http://www.anu-sport.com.au/events/international-womens-day-2018

Women's Week 2018 - PARSA and ANUSA

Monday 5 - Saturday 10 March

 and PARSA are proud to deliver a variety of events that aim to support, advocate for, empower and celebrate women at ANU and in our community.

We encourage all students to participate in these events, keeping in mind that a few events will be for women only. 

Some of the events lined up include Self-Care workshops and the ANU Women's Department Discussion event The Personal and Politic: What is the Women's Movement Today.

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