International Women's Day 2019 (REGISTRATION CLOSED)




This year International Women's Day falls on a Friday (or Fri-YAY!) so we've decided to celebrate a little differently...with an after work event.

We still have an amazing line up of inspiring speakers but we'll follow with drinks and yummy nibbles to start your weekend off. 

Opening by Her Hon The Administrator Vicki O’Halloran AM

Special guest speakers

Mr Charlie King OAM, Anti-Family Violence Campaigner
Dr Elaine ‘Lawurrpa’ Maypilama, Indigenous Academic & Leader
Dr Belinda Chaplin, Transgender Women’s Advocate

IWD2019 special guest speakers

So grab a friend (or three!), hear some amazing stories, enjoy some truly delicious refreshments and celebrate International Women’s Day with Northern Institute. This year your gold coin donation and cupcake fundraiser money goes towards White Ribbon Australia to help stop violence against women. 

WHEN: Friday 8 March, 4.00pm - 5.30pm

VENUE: Charles Darwin University Theatre, Orange 3 (View map)

FREE event  |  Everyone welcome  | RSVP essential  | #BalanceforBetter  | Complimentary drinks & nibbles | Open to the Public 

Help us spread the word and invite your friends - Facebook, Twitter & Instagram or download our poster to put up around your workplace.

Our 2019 International Women's Day event is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government.


The history of the Northern Institute celebrating International Women's Day

  • 2018 - We have partnered with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA Darwin-Palmerston and Rural,NT) conducted a panel discussion ‘Paid work & Parenting: Policy Matters’ addressing returning to work as a primary carer of children, the challenges faced and the policies that make it easier. (view image gallery) Gold coin donation went to ABA to buy breastpumps for returning to work mums.
  • 2017 - Guests were encouraged to be bold in the workplace and home and continue the journey towards a gender equal society - gold coin entry went to the Red Cross (view image gallery)
  • 2016 - We pledged for parity and fundraised for Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women's Shelter (DAIWS) to provide duress alarms & security lighting (view image gallery)
  • 2015 - We encouraged Indigenous girls and women to consider a career in research (view image gallery)
  • 2014 - Our event brought attention to the issue of domestic violence against Indigenous women in the NT (view image gallery)
  • 2013 - We worked with the Melaleuca Refugee Centre to educate about the plight of female refugees settling into the NT (view image gallery).
  • 2012 - We supported the Partners Improving Markets program, which make marketplaces safe for women in Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu   (view image gallery)
  • 2011 - We supported Care Australia to help women eg. Health education for a pregnant woman, fund a women's group meeting, training a woman in legal rights (view image gallery)