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Our theme

The theme for Queensland Women's Week 2021 was Celebrate our present. Own our future.

The theme encouraged us to reflect on the achievements of women in managing a year impacted by additional challenges and to look to a future made brighter as a result of the efforts of women in various roles.

Recognising and celebrating the contribution of women and girls enriches and strengthens our communities and creates a more equal Queensland where everyone is valued.

Themes for past Queensland Women's Weeks have included:

  • 2020 - Celebrating our diverse community of strong women.
  • 2019 - Invest in women. Invest in the future.
  • 2018 - Celebrate wellbeing. Everybody wins.
  • 2017 - Be involved. Lead the way.
  • 2016 - Good for her. Great for us. When women achieve, Queensland succeeds.

International Women's Day theme

Established by the United Nations (UN) in 1975, International Women's Day (IWD) is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.

UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality and was established to accelerate progress to meet the needs of women and girls worldwide. Each year the UN Women National Committee Australia announces a national IWD theme.

In 2021, UN Women marked IWD with the theme Women in Leadership: achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world. The theme celebrated the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future.

Visit the UN Women website to find out more or follow them on social media.