Event: International Women's Day

Council will host a march to celebrate the power of women

On: Thursday, 8 March 2018

Women from Tennant Creek and the Barkly region are being called to help with International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations next month.
Each year, local women rally together to show support for this global event with marches, breakfast, speeches and exhibitions highlighting the extraordinary and ongoing contribution of women to this community.
This year’s theme, Press for Progress, is about motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
Now, more than ever, there's a strong, world-wide call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity.
Plans for this year include a breakfast on Sunday, 4 March, at the Tennant Creek Swimming Pool, Peko Road, from 8.30am with breakfast served by the Clontarf boys and speeches by inspiring local women of all ages.
The next event is march down the main street on the day, Thursday, 8 March, from 8.30am followed by a welcome address by the Council Mayor Steve Edgington at Peko Park with both men and women welcome.
The march begins at the Matt Glynn Building (north-end of town), heads down Paterson Street and ends up in Peko Park. The event is free.
A spokesperson from Barkly Regional Council, which received a grant from the NT Government’s Office of Women’s Policy to hold an event locally, said Council chose to have a parade down Paterson Street to celebrate the strength and resilience of all local women as well as the long journey ahead.
“This is a time not only to reflect on how far women have come around the world and in the region, but how far we have to go,” she said. “Individually, we're one drop but together we're an ocean of change.”
Everyone wishing to take part or contribute to IWD in Tennant Creek please contact the Barkly Regional Council’s PR & Events Officer Ktima Heathcote via email ktima.heathcote@barkly.nt.gov.au or call 8962 0027.