International Women’s Day and Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre 40th Anniversary

This year our own Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary (est 1974.) One of Australia’s first women’s Health centres it has provided esssential support to women over four decades. Special guests in support of the centre over the years have included Hazel Hawke, Feminist Eva Cox, Tanya Pliberseck, Franca Arena and Leichhardt Mayor LArry Hand. Don’t miss tommorrow’s International Women’s Day event at Leichhardt’s Pioneer Park with guest Governer of NSW Marie Bashir. AC CVO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Women’s Day 2014

08 Mar 2014

What time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Pioneers Memorial Park Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW, Australia

Event Details: Join us and Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre to enjoy a lovely March afternoon in Pioneers Memorial Park.

More information: Light refreshments and entertainment from local artists will be provided.

The theme for the 2014 Leichhardt Council International Women’s Day celebrations is: “Break the silence about violence: Uniting local ambassadors” and the event will be celebrating 40 years of Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre as well as acknowledging women who inspire change locally.

By Azar

Women at Work

An international event, International Women’s Day was conceived in 1908 when many women were officially cast as second class citizens. Women in NSW only received the right to vote in 1907 – just a little over 100 years ago! (and women in many other places waited much longer) As well as being denied their democratic right at the ballot box, many worked in appalling conditions, earned half of men’s wages (maybe) and frequently died prematurely due to poor nutrition and maternal health.

It is sobering to reflect that the gains women have made have are due to the strength, determination and courage of women who risked their lives and their reputations to make the world a better place for all women to live.

We got into the International Women’s Day spirit with an exhibition of images of women at work taken from our photographic collection. Here’s a sample. . .