International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) on 8 March each year is an occasion to reflect and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality.

International Women’s Day was born out of the labour and socialist movements. At the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. It has grown in prominence and since become an event with global significance.

International Women's Day at La Trobe

Each year we hosts celebrations to acknowledge the important day. While we have many celebrations, there is always more work to be done.

International Women's Day 2020 was one of the last events on our campuses before we went into the first COVID19 lockdown in Victoria. Please watch our video below to see some of the activities we did across all our campuses. The video was filmed in our Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus.