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International Women's Day 2020

Sunday March 8 is International Women's Day 2020. The day of the women!



So we've put together a guide on how does one celebrate International Women's Day and where we can get help if we need it.


5 Ways to Celebrate International Women's Day


1. Donate to Women's Refuge or Charity


In Australia 1 in 6 women in Australia will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime.1 Women also experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)2 and eating disorders at higher rates than men.3


You can support women in need by donating to your local women's refuge or your favourite women's charity.


Some great refuges and chairities include:


Share the Dignity collects thousands of sanitary products each year for women in need.

Womens Commuity Shelters works with communities to provide short term emergency accommodation and support in a safe, comfortable and secure environment that enables homeless women to rebuild self- esteem and achieve control and fulfilment in their lives.

Women's Legal Service NSW is a community legal centre providing women across NSW with a range of free legal services.

Sisterworks support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing and sense of belonging.


2. Do Something Kind For The Women You Love..



Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, girlfriend, or a female friend show them you love them!


Give them a hug, send flowers, give a “thinking of you text” or take them out to bunch. Whether you are a man, women or non-binary we can all show our love for the women in our circle.


3. Read A Great Book



Get comfy and read a wonderful novel celebrating women written by women. Our go to book choices are:

The Handmaid's Tale

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Colour Purple by Alice Walker


4. Go to a IWD Event



Get around your girls and celebrate at your local IWD event. You can search for what’s happening in your area here.


5. Volunteer Your Time.


If you know of a woman in need of a hand, volunteer your time to help them out. It might be to babysit the kids while they have some me time or it might be picking them up a loaf of bread on the way home. Every kind act counts.



Where to seek help this IWD


If you need help this IWD there is always someone to talk to and hep by calling Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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