This year, the way we celebrate International Women’s Day looks different as we all strive to keep each other safe during a pandemic.
What hasn’t changed is our solidarity, and our struggle. To honour this, your union has several ways we can come together and celebrate this year.
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a COVID-friendly watch party on 8 March with the PSA/CPSU NSW.
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge.
We have so much still to challenge in our workplaces, including sexual violence and harassment, the ongoing gender pay gap and a lack of workplace flexibility.
Dating back to 1909, International Women’s Day sees women all over the world celebrate their wins and draw attention to battles still to be won.
You can join other union women on a watch party. Hear about issues that matter to you at work – catch up on the What Women Want report or how women should approach super. You can log on and view the material HERE.
Please download a poster HERE to promote the day to your colleagues and join union women in celebrating International Women’s Day in a 21st-century, COVID-safe manner. Watch these at a time that suits you, together with other union members, and share your thoughts with us.
For those in Sydney, you can join a COVID-safe event at 5:30pm on Monday 8 March 2021 at Domain Park (behind Parliament House, north end of Hospital Road). Because of COVID-19 safety restrictions, registrations are essential and we are limited to 500 – you can register HERE.
Unions NSW will be livestreaming the event and we will share details once we have them.
For those who would like an event at a different speed, there is the IWD Jessie Street Lecture on “The Future of Work: Building gender-sensitive workplaces beyond COVID”. This presentation will seek to bring together what we know about the gender dimensions of the future of work with the major structural shocks and various accelerations associated with the COVID pandemic.
Dr Jeni Klugman will address the following questions:
How can COVID be an opportunity to advance gender equality rather than reinforce existing inequalities? What does building back better mean in the workplace?
Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Time: 1.00pm – 2.00pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT)
via Zoom: Registrants will be provided with the Zoom link 24 hours prior to the Webinar.