Aligned with International Women’s Day (8 March), Queensland Women’s Week (3-11 March) recognises and celebrates the achievements of Queensland’s women and girls.
This year Queensland Women's Week theme is 'Celebrate wellbeing. Everybody wins'.
The theme aims to encourage women and girls to celebrate their wellbeing which benefits not only individual women and girls, but the whole community.
The week will include a state-wide series of events and activities, offering something for everyone.
You can find out what is happening in your area at the Queensland Women’s Week events calendar.
As part of this, WINDO Inc, a not-for-profit women’s empowerment group is launching the Sunshine Coast and Noosa’s first International Women’s Week Festival from March 5-11 2018. And there’s plenty happening:
Although some progress has been made towards women’s equality, there is a long way to go. The Global Gender Gap Report currently estimates it will take 217 years before women achieve parity with men globally. Australia ranks only 35th for women’s equality globally, lagging significantly in the areas of economic and political empowerment.
Everyone has a role to play in creating a Queensland community that respects women, embraces gender equality, and promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls.