Office of Women's Policy

2016 International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated annually across the world on 8 March. The day provides an opportunity for communities to recognise the achievements of women, their contribution to our communities and the progress towards equality for women here in Australia and around the world.

In the Northern Territory, women and girls reflect many different cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the rich diversity among Territory women and girls.

In every corner of the Territory there are individuals and organisations that work tirelessly to achieve better outcomes for women. International Women’s Day is a day to look back on past struggles and accomplishments and for looking to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.

Please join the Northern Territory Government in celebrating this important day. Throw an event; attend a breakfast, an exhibit, a forum; have a conversation about the women that make the Territory a better place to live; or reach out to a woman who has had a positive impact on your life.

Each year the Office of Women’s Policy publishes a Calendar of Events across the Territory.

View 2016 Calendar of Events

You can add your event to our listing by registering here

IWD 2016 poster 

View the poster (pdf 382Kb)

The Office of Women's Policy also provides International Women's Day Grants each year to organisations and community groups to hold events that provide opportunities to participate in and celebrate the day. Applications for the 2016 IWD Grants have now closed.