International Women's Day Wāhine o te ao

Since the early 1900’s International Women's Day has been a day to recognize women from all walks of life without regard to their national, ethnic, cultural or political differences and to celebrate their achievements around the world. 8 March has also been an opportunity to highlight gender inequalities and raise political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide. In 2013 Te Manawa will host the celebration of this day in our region with a very special programme:

  • REACT Big Girls Peace Parade (12 noon from Te Manawa)
  •  The Honourable Tariana Turia will visit Te Manawa on the occasion of the International Women's Day! (2pm)  
  • Women's Market/Expo (1.30-7pm)
  • Live music and performances

                   Vanessa Stacey - Brazen Hussies - Zirca Circus- Valerie Solanas - Zumba Party -Canta Conmigo - Circo Arcofit and others

Star Women Radiate by Zainab Amadahy 7 March-4pm pdf STAR WOMEN RADIATE.pdf (0.30MB)

The Pink Hammer (Carpentry workshop by Fiona Stewart).pdf Wielding The Pink Hammer (0.14MB) 


Please find the full event programme here: 

pdf IWD Te Manawa programme (0.51MB) 

  Great things happen when good ideas are matched with a little support. Thanks to all the volunteers, our local women who participated on the Big Girls and to the following organizations:  

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Event poster/logo: artists Negar Khazaee and Pania Molloy