International Women's Day

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Gender parity has real-life implications for the health of women and girls.

Burnet Institute is proud to support International Women’s Day (IWD), a time to reflect, celebrate and promote the achievements of women in science, public health, research, the communities we serve and the issues all women face.

Each year we host an IWD luncheon with our researchers taking centre stage, highlighting the breadth of our research and our vision of Equity Through Better Health.

We look forward to sharing our vision of Burnet’s IWD event in the coming weeks.

Inequality and the lack of opportunity for many women in developed and developing nations can have an adverse affect on their health, wellbeing and quality of life.

International Women’s Day is also a time to reflect on the achievements and contributions of women all over the world. Whether they be global, on a national level, or within their communities. Events are held by women’s networks, corporations, charities, educational institutions, government bodies, political parties, the media and amongst communities.

Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900’s, the first International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1911.

Date & Time

Friday, 8 March, 2019

Contact Details

For more information about this event, please contact:

Tracy Parish

Head, Communications