International Women's Day

Get involved in Women's Day

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 March, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 March, 2006, 12:00am

The 95th International Women's Day is on March 8. The day offers women (and men) the chance to celebrate the economic, social, cultural and political achievements of women.

Schools can take part in a number of ways - by holding talks or conducting assemblies, for example - to educate people about women's place in society and how it has progressed over time.

International Women's Day also allows people to focus on current issues concerning women, and to debate them.

If you, your school or university wants to get involved, you can contact the Women's Commission for advice on how to get started.

The commission will be hosting a small touring exhibition in several government buildings around town, as well as distributing leaflets.

Schools wishing to receive leaflets for distribution (which also have detailed information regarding the roving exhibition) can call Ida Tse, the publicity officer for Women of the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau on 2136 2726.

HerFund is a non-governmental organisation that will be organising events on the day, including a symposium and grant ceremony. If students want to get involved in these events or ask questions about organising their own events, Shirley Wong (2794 1100) will be happy to help.