FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019 | 10am-12pm

Location: Outside Building 69 at UQ St Lucia, and outside the TRI building at the PA. 

Cost: Gold coin donation/$3 per ribbon. 

Come join TIME UQ and SWIM to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019. Come grab some morning tea on us and have a chat about how you can help empower women and girls!

The theme for International Women's Day 2019 “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”, focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains that shape our future societies.

Gold coin donations will be gratefully accepted and purple IWD ribbons will also be available to support UN Women's work to transform the lives of women and girls around the world.

$48 can provide food for a woman living in a shelter for a month

$98 can deliver a young women's leadership program

$156 can ensure women have access to legal services

$450 can provide financial and literacy and business training for three women to create sustainable enterprises

$873 can support a safe house to protect women from domestic violence

Donate here: https://unwomen.org.au/take-action/donate-now/

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