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Published February 25th 2018
Key events south of Perth to celebrate women everywhere
The contribution that women have made to Australian society, politics, culture and business is nothing to be sneezed at, and Thursday 8 March 2018 is the day women everywhere are celebrated and commemorated.
International Women's Day is an opportunity to get together, network and reflect on the movement for women's rights throughout history. The theme for 2018 is #PressforProgress, a campaign that aims to drive gender parity, encourage businesses to be gender inclusive and motivate friends and colleagues to think about gender equality.
If you live south of Perth and are interested in meeting other women in your area and celebrating International Women's Day without going too far from home, here are some local events you can attend.
International Women's Day Dive Trip, Fremantle Address: Blue Destiny Boat Charters, Molfetta Quay, Fremantle Event website: See the Facebook event Time: 8am
What better way to spend International Women's Day than in the beautiful clear waters of Rottnest Island and meeting like-minded diving enthusiasts? This is an opportunity to explore the local marine life with Blue Destiny Boat Charters in Fremantle, who are running a double dive to Rottnest Island. All ladies will receive a $35 discount off the dives – you just need to use the code IWD2018 when booking.
Fremantle Women's Health Centre Address: 114 South Street, Fremantle Event Website: See the Facebook event Time: 10:30am to 12pm
The Fremantle Women's Health Centre provides a range of health promotion, prevention and treatment services for women, including group activities, counselling and health education, along with medical services. On International Women's Day, the centre will be hosting a FREE event that includes a guest speaker, morning tea, entertainment and door prizes.
Curtin University, Bentley Address: Curtin Student Guild's Women's Department at Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley Event website: See the Facebook event Time: 12pm to 3:30pm
This child-friendly event is hosted by the Curtin University Student Guild's Women's Department, and participants can enjoy a range of activities including lawn games, poetry, music and more. The catering is taken care of with some delicious grazing boards! Registrations are essential – stay tuned to the Curtin Student Guild Facebook page for more information.
Catch 22 Restaurant, Mandurah Address: Unit 1, 4 Zephyr Mews, Mandurah Event website: See the Facebook event Time: 5pm to 7pm
Guests will hear from a panel of prominent women pushing for equality, while enjoying tasty fruit platters and sipping on delicious sparkling wine or Italian coffee. Early bird tickets are $38.50 if you book by Wednesday, 28 February. After this date, the price is $42.90.
The Bridge Garden Bar, Mandurah Address: Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah Event website: See the Facebook event Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Proceeds of this International Women's Day event will go to Halo, a local support service for homeless people in and around the Mandurah area. Tickets are just $15.87, and guests will hear from various speakers, see a fashion show and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
International Women's Day is an opportunity to celebrate women around the globe, meet new people and network with others. With these events, you don't have to go too far to be in the thick of the action.