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When:

Thu 8 Mar 2012, 12:30pm–2:30pm

Where: Khartoum Place, 34 Lorne Street, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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News flash:
We have just had it confirmed that the Mayor Len Brown will be attending our International Womens' Day Celebration, and will speak briefly.

We have also had it confirmed that the very popular musician Caitlyn Smith will be performing for us on this day.

The Zonta Club of Auckland and the National Council of Women, Auckland invite you to our International Women’s celebration.

In 1975, the United Nations proclaimed 8 March to be International Women’s Day. Since then it has been celebrated in many countries around the world on this date. Each country has the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of it’s women without any distinction, whether ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political, and to support the full and equal participation of women. Empowering women and girls is essential in the global drive to eliminate poverty and achieve social justice.

The theme for International Women's Day 2012 is "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures". If every International Women's Day event held in 2012 includes girls in some way, then thousands of minds will be inspired globally.

Following the welcome and speeches we will ceremoniously decorate a tree with small flags in recognition of women who are have inspired us. We will hold a short Remembrance Ceremony, respecting the women who led the way: our groundbreaking suffragettes, pioneers and leaders in professions, business, our mothers, grandmothers and ancestors.

Khartoum Place has special significance for the Club. In 1893 New Zealand became the first self-governing country to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections. In 1993, one hundred years after the Electoral Act passed into law, the Women's Suffrage Centenary Memorial was erected in Khartoum Place, between Lorne St and Kitchener St, in central Auckland. Our ceremony will remind Aucklander’s of this heritage.

One hundred and eighteen years after the suffrage movement marked a great leap forward for women's rights. The battle continues to preserve this memorial, made of over 2000 coloured tiles designed by artists Claudia Pond Eyley and Jan Morrison. Our ceremony will remind Aucklander’s of the place of this memorial in our heritage.

For further detail please contact Sandra on 027 490 6465 or email aucklandzonta@gmail.com.

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