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The 40th Anniversary of International Women’s Day is this Sunday

- March 5, 2015

The first International Women's Day event was run in 1911, but in 1975 the day was officially recognised by the UN, which had declared 1975 ‘International Women's Year’. This Sunday 8 March will commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the day, and this year’s theme is ‘Make it Happen’.

International Women's Day (IWD), held on the 8 March every year, is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future and to raise awareness for the social and politician equality of women around the world.

The day is celebrated around the world in different ways. In Australia, many women, including political, community, and business leaders, as well as leading educators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and television personalities, are invited to speak at events such as seminars, conferences, luncheons, dinners or breakfasts.

As The Infants’ Home celebrates our 140th Anniversary this year, we take this opportunity to salute the courageous women who fought the established order of the day to set up The Infants’ Home to support and empower women and children.

To find out more about IWD, visit the official website at: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

The recipients of last year's staff awards with Ashfield Councillor Jeanette (Mei) Wang
(second from left), the Infants' Home's CEO Anita Kumar (seventh from left) and the
The Hon. Carmel Tebbutt MP (fourth from right)

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