posted on March 10, 2010 14:19
International Womens Day was celebrated on March 8th 2010.
In 2010 the theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Equal rights, equal opportunity: Progress for all’
In Victoria this year, the focus is on women’s leadership and representation and on celebrating the achievements and contribution of Victorian women from all walks of life.
The Victorian Honour Roll of Women was launched in 2001 as part of Victoria’s Centenary of Federation Women Shaping the Nation event. The Honour Roll recognises women from many sections of the community, each playing a leadership role across law and social justice, medical research and communications, women’s and children’s health and family services, sport, government, education and science.
On 4 March 2010, the Minister for Women’s Affairs Minister Maxine Morand announced the 20 new 2010 recipients at an event at the National Gallery of Victoria, International as a part of International Women’s Day week of activities.
Each year a commemorative booklet is produced to tell the stories of these outstanding women. Please click on the link below to view this booklet