Women celebrate 100 years
ONE HUNDRED years ago women across the world wore purple, green and white as a show of solidarity in fighting for women’s right to vote.
Yesterday the colours donned by the suffragettes decorated the tables of restaurants and function centres as International Women’s Day celebrations were held across the region.
About 100 people, including a handful of men, gathered at the Carriers Arms Hotel at Maryborough for the Zonta Club’s annual International Women’s Day breakfast.
Former Fraser Coast Chronicle editor Nancy Bates was guest speaker, with her speech titled I Am Woman, Hear Me Squeak – although anyone who knows Nancy knows she is not a squeaker.
Her entertaining banter covered issues that affect women everywhere: politics, family, self-image, career and the struggle of keeping them all in balance.
International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world on March 8 and is used as an opportunity to promote women’s social and political rights and advancement.