International Women's Day around North West NSW and Goondwindi

FLASHBACK: Around 3000 women march through Sydney streets in 1977 for International Women's Day. Photo: FILE.
FLASHBACK: Around 3000 women march through Sydney streets in 1977 for International Women's Day. Photo: FILE.

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day that calls for gender equality and gender parity. 

This year’s International Women’s Day is campaigning for #pressforprogress. An international movement to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to be gender inclusive.

International Women’s Day celebrations are occurring around the region. A luncheon in Armidale is held for local women, in Tamworth there are activities for school age and professional women. 

Winsome Herde is an engineer. She has advice for teenage girls who want to go into careers or trades which some might think are the preserve of men: “Just saddle up and go and do it”.

International Women’s Day has been the topic of conversation for the Jupster and Low Morning Show for the last two days. Here’s what they’re talking about.

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Moree mayor Katrina Humphries is looking for a balance as she rankles at the thought of gender quotas in council, or any workplace.