International Women’s Day 2018 - Wellington Events

Thursday, 8 March, 2018 (All day)

Lunchtime Live Stream Viewing at National Library of New Zealand

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  12pm - 1pm
Location:  National Library of New Zealand, Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand 6011
Event:   Join us for a lunchtime viewing of the IWD 2018 Parliamentary breakfast presentations.
Cost:  BYO lunch or arrive early to purchase your lunch from HOME café.
Contact:  National Library Wellington | |  04-474 3000

Kate Sheppard Place Women

Date:  Saturday, 10 March 2018
Time:  5:30pm - 9:30pm
Location:  National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Wellington, Wellington 6011
Event:   Speakers, performers, panel discussions, and an opportunity to meet others who are also interested in diversity and gender equality.  And yes, there will be food.
Cost:  $85.11pp (a 'sponsor a ticket' and a 'donation' option when buying your ticket)
Contact:  Malin Miemi | | RSVP here.

Public Consultation on Women’s Rights Treaty (CEDAW)

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  10am - 12pm
Location:  Human Rights Commission, 44-52 The Terrace Level 8, Wellington, Wellington 6011
Event:   Human Rights Commission (Commission) is hosting a series of open forum consultations across Aotearoa for women in regard to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Cost:  FREE - This event is free but registration is required for catering purposes.  Register here.
Contact:  Cristina Victor | |  0800 496 877 (toll free)
RSVP to and include the number of seats you require.


Coexistence Lunch and Panel Discussion

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  12pm
Location:  QT Museum Wellington, 90 Cable St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Event:   Exhibition Coexistence, United Nations Association of New Zealand and the QT Museum Hotel are hosting a lunch and panel discussion on the UN Women theme for IWD 2018: Time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives. Wellington, QT Hotel, 8 March. This is followed by a guided tour of the Coexistence International Outdoor Exhibition which is held at Waitangi Park between 1-22 March. This IWD event is by invitation only.
Cost:  FREE
Contact:  Ronja Ievers | |  0-4-496 9638
RSVP to and include the number of tickets you require.

Writers and Readers – Women Changing the World

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  7pm
Location: Michael Fowler Centre
Event:   Performer, broadcaster and author Michèle A'Court will introduce an array of witty, talented and clever women as they deliver a powerhouse mash-up of poetry, manifesto, rave, entreaty, revelation and confession – all illustrated live on stage by the playful League of Live Illustrators.
Cost:  $49.00
Contact:  New Zealand Festival | | 0-4-473 0149
Register your attendance here.


Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment - Women in Leadership Network

Date:  Thursday, 8 March 2018
Time:  11.45am – 1.00pm
Location:  MBIE’s Head Office -  15 Stout Street, Wellington
Cost: Gold coin donation on entry
RSVP:  Kirsten Mander | | Mob: 021 834 362


Theme:  Achieve gender equality and empower rural women and girls. Together we can empower rural women in the Pacific.

At IWD events in 2018, we are raising funds for UN Women projects in Papua New Guinea. See details of the current project we are supporting – Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for women) in Port Moresby.

If you can't join us in person, join us online.  We will be livestreaming the event!  Perhaps you'd like to host a IWD Breakfast of your own and watch the speeches from Parliament at your event?

UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand and the Zonta Club of Wellington invite you and your group to participate in a very special breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March 2018, by participating in a free live streaming event.
The event itself will be held at Parliament, hosted by the Minister for Women, the Honourable Julie-Anne Genter.  The keynote speakers will be the Governor General, the Right Honourable Her Excellency Dame Patsy Reddy, and the Right Honourable Helen Clark, formerly Administrator of the United Nations Fund for Development and Prime Minister of New Zealand, in a conversation with Dr Gill Greer, Chief Executive of the National Council for Women.
Live streaming will commence from 7-9am New Zealand time.  It will be an opportunity for women’s groups and schools around New Zealand and in the Pacific to participate in the event, wherever they may be.
Women’s groups may wish to hold their own International Women’s Day breakfast at the same time, and live stream the parliamentary event, while schools may wish to show the broadcast later, to coincide with school schedules.
We would appreciate it if groups and schools would indicate their interest in participating in the live streaming of this celebratory event by Thursday, 18 February 2018, so that we can advise them of the technical details of how to access the live stream, and provide other information about the event.
For more information please contact Noeline Holt or Sue Kedgley