International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018


'Leave no woman behind'

International Women’s Day is globally recognised to celebrate the amazing acts of courage and determination by ordinary women in their country and communities. The 2018 theme is ‘Leave no woman behind’ acknowledges the essential role women play in humanitarian and natural disaster response.

Women and girls are 14 times more likely to die or be injured in the wake of a natural disaster. By educating and empowering women as planners and leaders to respond to disasters and conflict, we can help women and girls survive and overcome the many challenges they face in their everyday lives.

Whilst a lot of progress has been made, there is still a long road ahead before we can achieve gender equality, empower all women and girls with equal opportunities, education, end discrimination, exploitation and all forms of violence.

By attending an International Women’s Day (IWD) event or supporting your local charity, you can support the UN Women’s work to improve and transform the lives of women and girls globally.

“On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment”. – UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres


Volunteering Queensland offers the below opportunities where you can help and support women’s rights and the fight against domestic violence:

Event - International Women's Day Breakfast, Brisbane, Tuesday 6 March

UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. IWD also provides an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful change into the future.

Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101

RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run, South Brisbane

for Mater Volunteers

Volunteers really do make the world go round, and in the case of the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, you make sure that runners get timing chips, walkers can drop off their bags, and everyone gets hydrated at the halfway mark. From kit collection, to helping in the baggage tent, marshalling our walkers and runners, setting up or packing down to everything in between, we simply couldn’t put on such a great event without you!

Family Support Worker, North Brisbane

for North Brisbane Children's Contact Service

Facilitate supervised visitations with the child/ren, youth and the parent they do not live with. Assist with changeovers for child/ren between the parent the child/ren live with and the parent the child/ren do not live with.

Domestic & Family Violence Community Information Volunteer, Southport

for Multicultural Families Organisation Inc.

Volunteers who are available to provide information to females from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Background are required to assist and support the delivery of this project to women (CALD) in the community.
If you have the ability to speak another language or be an interpreter and the compassion/ empathy to identify with this community project, you will be making a difference and positive changes within the community.
Days and times are negotiable and flexibility is required.

 More volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Queensland website at: