International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018


'Leave no woman behind'

International Women’s Day is globally recognised to celebrate the amazing acts of courage and determination by ordinary women in their country and communities. The 2018 theme is ‘Leave no woman behind’ acknowledges the essential role women play in humanitarian and natural disaster response.

Women and girls are 14 times more likely to die or be injured in the wake of a natural disaster. By educating and empowering women as planners and leaders to respond to disasters and conflict, we can help women and girls survive and overcome the many challenges they face in their everyday lives.

Whilst a lot of progress has been made, there is still a long road ahead before we can achieve gender equality, empower all women and girls with equal opportunities, education, end discrimination, exploitation and all forms of violence.

By attending an International Women’s Day (IWD) event or supporting your local charity, you can support the UN Women’s work to improve and transform the lives of women and girls globally.

“On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment”. – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres


Volunteering Queensland offers the below opportunities where you can help and support women’s rights and the fight against domestic violence:

Event - International Women's Day Breakfast, Brisbane, Tuesday 6 March

UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Event Volunteer International Women's Day (IWD), Brookside Centre

for Suited to Success Inc.

Help our charity on International Women's Day. Are you a happy and positive person and want to help disadvantaged women? We need event volunteers to man our stand at Brookside Shopping Centre during the month of March. No experience required as we will provide everything you need + training + we will give you a $25 voucher for our retail boutique per volunteer per day. You just need to be friendly and approachable and have some spare hours during the day or on Saturday.

Multicultural Womens Group Facilitator, Southport

for Mental Illness Fellowship Qld

Do you have the ability to be a group facilitator of a Multicultural Women’s Group?
We are looking for a person with patience and an understanding of what is required in supporting women, and organising fun activities. You would be bringing enjoyment and interest via Jewellery Making, Dance, Music or Craft work. Knowledge of different cultural backgrounds would be an advantage. Organize, facilitate and evaluate the group with the assistance of MIFQ staff.

Domestic & Family Violence Community Information Volunteer, Southport

for Multicultural Families Organisation Inc.

Volunteers who are available to provide information to females from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background are required to assist and support the delivery of this project to women (CALD) in the community.
If you have the ability to speak another language or be an interpreter and the compassion/ empathy to identify with this community project, you will be making a difference and positive changes within the community.
Days and times are negotiable and flexibility is required.

 More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Queensland website at: