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Thursday 8th March was International Women’s Day, an annual day of celebration and recognition for women around the world.
International Women’s Day has its origins in the early 1900’s when women in New York City marched through the streets demanding better pay and voting rights.
Today, more than 1000 celebrations organised by woman’s groups, schools, companies, governments, charities and individuals take place worldwide. Locally, Kingston City Council added to the day by hosting their own event in Mordialloc to mark the occasion. Councillor Rosemary West introduced the celebrations, which started with a performance by talented musical duo ‘Nougat’.
Speaker Pam McConachie spoke movingly of her journey from family violence survivor to becoming a media advocate for other women. Tessa Jetson, a family violence survivor who was supported by Emerge to rebuild her life, gave a presentation about the motivational workshops she runs for women.
The event concluded with an inspirational and humorous performance by comedienne Emily O’Loughlin.
It’s great to see that the recognition of women has come such a long way, but there is still much to be done. If you’d like Emerge to come and speak at an event, click here to get in touch.