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Women on the international agenda

Professor Jaya A R Dantas, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, reports on International Women’s Day and the Commission on the Status of Women 61, March 2017.


Professor Jaya Dantas with Aleta Miller, event panellist.
Professor Jaya Dantas with Aleta Miller, event panellist.

It was a privilege to attend the 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) Event in Perth on 8 March 2017. I was extremely pleased and proud that one of the panellists at the event was Ms Aleta Miller. Aleta completed her Masters in International Health at Curtin University and I supervised her Masters research project.

The UN Women National Committee (NC) Australia hosts Australia’s largest IWD celebrations in March each year. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women. It is also a day to review how far women have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development and provides an opportunity to network and mobilise funds to foster meaningful future change.

The rest of Professor Dantas’ report can be accessed here.

Contributed by: Professor Jaya A R Dantas, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine.