2018 International Women's Day Breakfast
Come join TIME UQ and SWIM on 8th March to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD)! Come grab some breakfast on us and have a chat about how you can help empower women and girls!
The theme for International Women's Day 2018 is “Leave no woman behind”, examining the vital role that women play in humanitarian and disaster planning and response.
Why are women and children 14 times more likely to die or be injured in the wake of a natural disaster? Following the Boxing Day tsunami, a simple lesson shook us all: many girls didn’t know how to climb trees. Boys did. Climbing to safety, more boys survived than did girls. When disaster strikes, women and girls are also more likely to stay behind to ensure the safety of children and elderly family members. These are just a few examples of how gendered roles and action can mean the difference between life and death. There are many more.
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 in our region.
$78 can support a woman to replant her crops in the aftermath of a cyclone
$155 can develop a toolkit for frontline responders of gender-based violence
$480 can provide one month supply of food for 10 women living in a shelter
$600 can provide a four month cash for work opportunity to a refugee or displaced woman, enabling her to
provide nutrition, health care and education for her family
$917 can support a social and safe space for crisis-affected, vulnerable women and girls, for 1 week