The United Nations Information Centre Canberra, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Goulburn Multicultural Centre came together on Friday, 9 March to celebrate International Women’s Day in rural Australia.
IOM Australia opened the event with a short video and explanation on the Together Campaign and about International Women’s Day. The theme this year was “Time Is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives” which was a perfect fit for Canberra based Multicultural Community Activist Ms Diana Abdel-Rahman OAM, the keynote speaker whose address was appreciated by the many rural migrant women of Goulburn attending. The Manager of the Goulburn Multicultural Centre, Ms Heni Hardi concluded the presentation by thanking UNIC and IOM for their partnership.
The event was part of UNIC Canberra’s broader project which is to work in rural Australia with people from migrant backgrounds as part of the UN’s Global Together Campaign.