International Women's Day 2020 (online registration closed)

IWD Poster 2020


Our event has been run - view all the pics HERE

This is our 10th year recognising International Women’s Day (IWD) so grab a friend, enjoy a drink and delicious refreshments, listen to some amazing stories and celebrate with Northern Institute

Hear stories from the following inspirational local women about the hurdles they’ve overcome to achieve equality:
  • Dr Donna Odegaard AM: Co-Chair of the National Indigenous Co-design Group and CEO of Aboriginal Broadcasting Australia
  • Sally Gearin: Legal Trailblazer and first female member of the Northern Territory Bar
  • Helen Summers: NT Local Hero nominee for Australian of the Year Awards 2020

And this year we have special guest ‘Aussie Songbird’ Melanie Gray performing for us!

iwd 2020 guest speakers collage

Your gold coin donation on entry goes the Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund (WWF - Australia) to care for wildlife injured in recent bushfires around Australia.

WAC imageMeet the NTEU Women’s Action Committee (WAC) who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on matters that affect women in higher education.

Complimentary drinks & nibbles  |  Wear purple to show your support  |  All welcome  |  @cdu_ni  #EachforEqual #IWD2020

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WHEN: Friday 6 March, 4.30pm - 6.00pm  VENUE: Mal Nairn Foyer, CDU Casuarina campus (Red 7 - View map)

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Got questions? Please contact the event organiser via email at or telephone 08 8946 7468

International Women's Day 2020 provides an important and exciting opportunity for celebrating women's achievements, raising awareness, reinforcing commitment to diversity and inclusion, calling for action and helping forge women's equality. Let's all do what we can to help build a more gender equal world - #EachforEqual

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

  • In 2019 we heard stories from Anti-Family Violence Campaigner, Charlie King OAM, Indigenous Academic Dr Läwurrpa Maypilama and Transgender Women’s Advocate Dr Belinda Chaplin. Money raised went to White Ribbon Australia to help stop violence against women. (view event page and image gallery)
  • In 2018 we 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.
  • In 2017 our 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 Australian Red Cross (view image gallery)
  • In 2016 we pledged for parity and fundraised for Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women's Shelter (DAIWS) to go towards duress alarms & security lighting for safehouses (view image gallery)
  • In 2015 we encouraged Indigenous girls and women to consider a career in research and raised money for Arnhem Land communities affected by Cyclone Lam (view image gallery)
  • In 2014 we brought attention to the issue of domestic violence against Indigenous women in the NT and raised money for Dawn House who provide services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence. (view image gallery)
  • In 2013 we worked with the Melaleuca Refugee Centre to educate about the plight of female refugees settling into the NT (view image gallery).
  • In 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)
  • Our first event in 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

International Women's Day is officially held on March 8 annually