International Women's Day 2018 events

This event has already taken place.

Thursday 1 March 2018 to Saturday 10 March 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 is coming up on 8 March. Check out the schedule of free events happening at VU.

Come Together art exhibition

Come Together exhibition, hosted by Footscray University Town, celebrates the outstanding women who contribute to the creative programs at VU at MetroWest. Attend the opening night or visit the art exhibition during March.

When: Thursday 1 March, 6 - 8pm
Where: VU at MetroWest, Footscray
Registration: RSVP to attend

Hidden Figures screening

Attend a free screening of the 2016 film Hidden Figures, hosted by Footscray University Town, VU Research Training, the Respect & Responsibility Unit and VUPA.

When: Friday 2 March, 6 - 9pm
Where: VU at MetroWest (Footscray)
Registration: register for a ticket

Feminism At The Fringes panel

The VU Women's Collective panel discussion, Feminism At The Fringes, features some of Naarm/Melbourne's most inspiring activists discussing the 'who, how and why' of silencing.

When: Monday 5 March, 6 - 9pm
Where: City Flinders Lane campus, room FLB01
Registration is not required to attend the panel

Women in Data Science event


Join the live stream of The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference and hear about the latest research and applications from a host of female speakers. The annual conference aims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide and support women in the field. The event is hosted by VU's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club.

When: Tuesday 6 March, 9am - 12pm
Where: City Flinders campus, room 9.02


Enjoy lunch after the conference, sponsored by VU’s Respect and Responsibility Unit.

When: Tuesday 6 March, 12pm - 2pm
Where: City Flinders Campus, room 9.06
Registration: email [email protected] to register for the events

"Are women holding back feminism?" discussion

VU Alumni Knowledge Network's panel discussion explores attitudes on gender pay gaps, equity in the workplace, and financial disadvantage for women.

When: Tuesday 6 March, 5.45pm - 8.15pm
Where: City Flinders campus, City Convention Centre
Registration: Register to attend

Go Girl Summit

VU Hanger concludes the Go Girl Summit series with an International Women's Day celebration event.

When: Wednesday 7 March, 6.30 - 9.30pm
Where: One Roof Australia, Southbank
Registration: Register to attend

Find Our Voices, Reclaiming Our Spaces

For IWD 2018, VU students and staff are invited to join their voices through a unique art project. Join professional artists from Permesso Collective and help paint a mural on our Footscray Park campus. Participate at anytime during the day, no prior experience is required. The artwork aims to provide a platform and space for women’s voices and make a collective statement for a safer and more respectful world for all. The Victoria University Student Union (VUSU are providing refreshments for participants.

Find Our Voices, Reclaiming Our Spaces project is a collaboration between the Respect & Responsibility Unit, VUSU, and a range of student groups engaged in violence prevention work.

When: Thursday 8 March, 10am - 4pm
Where: Footscray Park campus, Ballarat Rd entrance between buildings C, G & E
Registration is not required to attend

VU Dictum Society walk

Join VU's Dictum Society for a walk around the city's legal precinct to celebrate IWD and enjoy morning tea at the City Queen Campus after.

When: Thursday 8 March, 10.30am - 12pm
Where: City Queen Campus, Melbourne CBD
Registration: email [email protected] to register

International Women's Day Rally

Attend the official IWD rally with VU students, staff and community

When: Thursday 8 March, 5.15pm - 7.30pm
Where: State Library of Victoria, meet at the City Flinders campus
Registration is not required to attend

Guest speaker event with Jan Kavanagh

VU WISE Club invites you to join managing director of Optimum Recruitment, Jan Kavanagh, as she discusses the topic "What I wish I learnt at university to help me start my career". A light lunch will be provided after the event.

When: Friday 9 March, 12pm - 2pm
Where: Footscray Park campus, room D531
Registration: register online for a ticket

See all events


This event has already taken place.

1 March 2018 to 10 March 2018

Get in touch

Respect & Responsibility