Reclaim the Night is the annual global gathering of women and children to speak out about sexual violence. On the last Friday of October women around the world come together to raise awareness of sexual violence in our communities, show our solidarity in working for an end to violence against women and celebrate our strengths.
Reclaim the Night in Brisbane is organised by a Collective of women from the community. Meetings to organise the event usually commence in July each year. For more information or to find out how you can be involved check out the Reclaim the Night Brisbane Facebook page or contact the BRISSC office on 07 3391 2573 or email us.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on the 8th March each year. It is a day to celebrate the many achievements and contributions women make to their communities in social, political, and economic spheres. It is also a time for people to come together and look at the work still to be done for women around the world to achieve equality, human rights and justice.
IWD has been observed since the early 1900’s when much work was taken toward increasing women’s rights. In 1908 female workers in a fabric factory in New York held a demonstration to protest for improved working conditions. In 1910 a Socialist International meeting in Copenhagen in its support and acknowledgement of work towards women’s rights and suffrage, established a day to recognize women around the world. This decision led to the first official International Women’s Day in 1911.
IWD is now an official holiday in many countries around the world. Although in Australia we don’t have a public holiday there are many events and activities that happen to recognize this day. If you would like to find out what is happening in your area there is an official Interantional Women’s Day website which lists activities around the world, (http://www.internationalwomensday.com) and may have information on things in your area. Government websites also often have information.
Women are active and working towards an end to violence across Australia and the world. Through this page we hope to provide some information to assist women who are wanting to get active in the fight to end violence against women to connect with these campaigns. An overview of current campaigns is given at www.brissc.org.au/campaigns/current.php
To add a campaign to this list, please email BRISSC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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