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1 March 2024

How you can get involved in International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day (IWD) is Friday 8 March, and the 2024 theme is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress.

To celebrate IWD this year, Deakin is reaffirming our commitment to continue to work towards women’s economic empowerment through fostering equal opportunities for women to learn, earn and lead. When women are given equal opportunities, our University and the wider community thrives.  

Gender equality benefits us all

Gender inequality represents a missed opportunity of our nation’s investment in the education of women and girls. According to 2021 census data, female university graduates now outnumber male university graduates in every age group below 70. The Victorian Government estimates that the Australian economy would gain $8 billion if women transitioned from tertiary education into the workforce at the same rate as men.

We can see first-hand how empowerment and investment by Deakin, through the team at Deakin’s Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE), has changed the lives of female-identifying students. Hear Fatima’s story in her own words of how she was supported to reclaim her future:

How you can get involved in IWD 2024

Check out the events happening both at Deakin and in the wider community to celebrate IWD this year.

Joining us online?

In Melbourne?  

There’s multiple events at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre: 

The City of Boroondara is also hosting a free International Women’s Day Breakfast on Friday 8 March at 7.30am in Hawthorn!

In Geelong?  

Are you eligible for a scholarship?

We’re all about inclusion at Deakin. The University offers a range of scholarships for both new and continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The first step is to search our Find a scholarship tool, which lists all the currently open or soon-to-open scholarships. Use the search filter to help find scholarships you may be eligible for. Every scholarship has different eligibility, benefits, open/close dates and required information, so click on a scholarship name to learn more.

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