This year’s IWD March will be held in Sydney on Saturday 11th March 2023.

Meet us in the USU office at 10.45am.

We will then proceed to Town Hall to join our brothers and sisters for the march.

If you join us late simply look for the USU flags!


8th March 2023 is International Women’s Day! You can join with your Union and show solidarity and support of Women in Australia and the USU!

International Women’s Day 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 occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.

Australia’s first International Women’s Day was held in 1928 in Sydney. Organised by the Militant Women’s Movement, women called for equal pay for equal work, an 8 hour working day for shop girls and paid leave. The next year the event spread to Brisbane. In 1931, annual marches were launched in both Sydney and

Melbourne and both marches continue to be held today.

Since these early days, International Women’s Day has continued to grow. It is a day to celebrate women’s achievements and both highlight and work to address barriers that continue to perpetuate gender inequality.

Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere.

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