This afternoon, CatholicCare Social Services Hunter-Manning celebrated International Women's Day with an afternoon tea held across all CatholicCare offices. Acting Director, Gary Christensen, also offered a big ‘thank you’ to the female staff for the work they do for the children, young people and individuals CatholicCare support.
"Your work is greatly appreciated and cannot be underestimated," he said.
About International Women’s Day
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organisations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. International Women's Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for over a century - and is growing annually from strength to strength.
If you have ideas on how we can better support women in our workplace, and promote their achievements, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.