International Women’s Day 2017

Last week, Wednesday 8th March was International Women’s Day. The 2017 theme is: Be Bold For Change (#BeBoldForChange). Many events were held around Australia to celebrate and educate on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. CMR Lecturer Claire Holland attended an International Women’s Day Breakfast at the Ville in Townsville. The Programme theme was: UNITE to end Domestic Violence. Speakers highlighted the important work of Beyond Blue and Lifeline.  

Claire attended with JCU Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Health Ethics, Law and Education in the Tropics, Nikola Stepanov, Manager of Research Education at the Townsville Hospital, Sue Jenkins-Marsh, and Executive Support Officer of the Centre for Health Ethics, Law and Education in the Tropics, Kelly Parker.

Kelly Parker, Sue Jenkins-Marsh, Claire Holland and Nikola Stepanov

Director of the CMR program, Judith Herrmann, attended an Internatinoal Women’s Day lunch at the Salt House in Cairns, with Leanne Mackaness. The event was a fundraiser for the Australian “Send Hope Not Flowers” charity.  The charity focuses on helping mothers survive childbirth across the developing world, including in PNG, Timor Leste, the Solomon Islands and Indonesia.

Judith Herrmann and Leanne Mackaness


Send Hope Not Flowers has an upcoming event in October at the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns. Please see the invitation below for further information.