Category Archives: Women’s Rights

Women’s March

The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on 21 January 2017, to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTIQ rights, racial equality, freedom of … Continue reading

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WWDA wins Australian Human Rights Award

WWDA was named the National Winner of the Australian Human Rights Award. The judges were impressed by the broad base of WWDA’s work and influence and the range of methods used to advocate for women living with disabilities, from lobbying … Continue reading

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International Women’s Year

United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 1975 International Women’s Year (IWY). On International Women’s Day (8 March) 1974, the Australian Government announced its own program to mark IWY. The Whitlam Labor government, which had demonstrated its commitment to women with the … Continue reading

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Women obtain the right to be elected into Queensland Parliament

Women obtain the right to be elected into Queensland Parliament under the 1915 Elections Act Amendment Act

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First International Women’s Day

In 1910 an International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named Clara Zetkin (Leader of the ‘Women’s Office’ for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women’s Day. She proposed that … Continue reading

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