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Western Australia Minister for Women’s Interests Robyn McSweeney

$550,000 To Promote International Women’s Day Centenary Celebrations

Victor P Taffa

Minister for Women’s Interests Robyn McSweeney will tomorrow present a $550,000 Lotterywest Cheque to the Perth Chapter of UNIFEM Australia, to hold its International Women’s Day 2011 Centenary Celebrations in March this year.

The Minister said 2011 marked 100 years of International Women’s Day with widespread activity anticipated globally on March 8 to mark the Centenary.

“To help Western Australian communities celebrate this important milestone, $25,000 in local grants funding will be distributed to local communities to raise awareness of centenary celebrations.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“Interest in marking the celebrations came from communities all across the State and I am pleased that at a local level, women who are the backbone of supporting their communities will be recognised and honoured.”



“UNIFEM’s Perth Chapter is already working hard to ensure all women across the State have an opportunity to participate in centenary events.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“I am particularly excited about the creation of a Hall of Fame that will see 100 outstanding West Australians inducted at the signature centenary event on March 7.”

“Not only will we be honouring some amazing Western Australian women but the event will be broadcast live online.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“This use of technology will no doubt generate a lot of participation from local communities across the State who will be planning their own events during this time.”

The Minister will be presenting the $550,000 Lotterywest Cheque to UNIFEM Australia’s Perth Chapter Chairperson Anne Banks-McAllister at 10 am tomorrow at the Peppermint Grove Shire Offices.


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