Issue 1
Monday, 26 February 2018
Charles Darwin University
The Northern Institute is gearing up for International Women’s Day next month
The Northern Institute is gearing up for International Women’s Day next month

Women to Press for Progress at celebration

By Leanne Miles

The Northern Territory will join the global call to action to “Press for Progress” when some of the NT’s most prominent women gather at Charles Darwin University next month to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The 8th International Women’s Day event hosted by the Northern Institute on the theme #PressforProgress will include speakers NT Administrator Her Honour Vicki O’Halloran AM and Lauren Moss MLA. Also attending are NT Australian of the Year award recipients Bo Remenyi, Kathy (Gotha) Guthadjaka and Bettina Danganbarr.

The aim of the international event is to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.

The CDU event will include keynote speakers, followed by a morning tea and panel session with the Darwin branch of the Australian Breastfeeding Association on the challenges for primary carers of children as they return to work. 

The panel discussion will be adjudicated by the Women’s Network NT and Darwin Community Legal Service representative Megan Lawton, NT Anti-discrimination Commissioner Sally Sievers, Lia Finocchiaro MLA,  returning to work mother Amy Harrison and stay at home father James Courtney.

The event will be held on International Women’s Day Thursday 8 March from 9am-12pm in the Mal Nairn Auditorium, building Red 7, CDU Casuarina campus.

Entry is by gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Australian Breastfeeding Association. To register, visit W: attend