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International Women’s Day 2021 – #ChooseToChallenge with Australian High Commission KL

a cloud of sticky notes of different colors in the shape of speech balloons with concepts relative to the womens day written in it, such as equality respect, progress, liberation or equal pay
Poster credit to Australian High Commission KL

The International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated on the 8th of March marks another milestone of achievement for womenfolk. There’s so much achievements to be shared and growth to be admired in every aspects of life. Women, from all walks of life can be proud and walk the next mile with confidence an assurance.

To celebrate IWD 2021, the Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur has planned a series of events throughout March and April. The event started earlier this week with the video messages from Australian High Commissioner Andrew Goledzinowski, Australia’s Defence Advisor Group Captain Gretchen Fryar and Detective Superintendant Australian Federal Police Senior Officer Kate Ferry. The #ChooseToChallenge campaign was also launch on the Australia High Commission’s Instagram @AHCKL.

The first event to kickstart the IWD 2021 is the Women in Music DJ set starting tonight at 6pm by none other than DJ Pete Williamson, the resident DJ of Australian High Commission. DJ Pete who has lived in Malaysia for the past 3 years has created a special Women in Music livestream for viewers to enjoy at home.

And do save the date on 20th March at 4pm for virtual screening of Rosemary’s Way. It is a documentary about Rosemary Kariuki, who won 2021 Australian of the Year Local Hero for her work in empowering migrant women out of cultural silos in Australia. There will also be a live Q&A session with Rosemary after the screening. So, stay tune for this special event!

Coming up on 8th of April, a virtual panel discussion with female leaders from politics, business, and the community and arts sectors on the IWD theme of “Women in Leadership: Achieving a gender equal future in a COVID-19 world” on 8 April at 2pm.

 So, lets do this and celebrate IWD!

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