March 1st, 2023Open invite to celebrate international women’s day
Hepburn shire residents are being invited to join with friends, family and community at a special evening celebrating local women and their contribution to Hepburn Shire this International Women’s Day.
Professor Paula Gerber, a Professor from the Faculty of Law at Monash University and leading expert on international human rights law, is the special guest speaker for the evening happening Wednesday 8 March from 6pm to 8pm at Daylesford Town Hall.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March each year. Since 2005, Hepburn Shire Council has held an annual event to celebrate this day and to induct new members onto the Heather Mutimer Honour Roll.
The honour roll was established to pay tribute to women in the Shire whose contributions, courage and examples have led to significant social change for women.
“This is a popular and well-attended event and I encourage everyone in the community to come along, meet our new inductees and also celebrate past inductees, which now number 66,” said Mayor, Cr Brian Hood.
“This evening is a prompt to acknowledge and celebrate the many women who have made a difference in our Shire. I urge people of all ages to come along to this free event,” said Cr Hood.
Professor Gerber’s focus is on children’s rights and the rights of LGBTIQA+ people. Active in the construction industry, she established the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in Australia in 1995 and developed Australia’s first specialist tertiary education course in construction law in 2000.
Local students from around the Shire will also perform on the night.
What: Heather Mutimer Honour Roll International Women’s Day Event
When: Wednesday 8 March from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Daylesford Town Hall, 76 Vincent Street.
More information is available from the council’s customer service office.