2019 International Women's Day banner graphic.

International Women’s Day is held throughout the world on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is a day to highlight the great progress we have made towards gender equality. It is also a day to recognise what still needs to be done and to create awareness about how we can play our part in making change for better.

To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day in Western Australia, the Department of Communities is launching the social media based “More Powerful Together” campaign. We want to recognise the important contribution that women make to building strong, safe, inclusive and thriving communities in Western Australia. The theme ‘More Powerful Together’ also recognises the important role men and gender diverse peoples play to advance gender equality. It takes all of us, working in collaboration and breaking down stereotypes and gendered roles, to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities.

There are many ways that individuals, groups and organisations can get involved in International Women’s Day 2019 and share the message that gender equality and diversity benefits us all—families, organisations, communities and the state.


IWD 2019 eventsSearch events or register your own on the internationalwomensday.com website.



Download our toolkit for ideas and information on how to get involved: PDF or Word


Support International Women's Day with our printable event posters.

Right-click and select "Save link as..." to download the posters to your PC. The posters can be printed up to A3 in size.

Poster 1 | Poster 2


Ribbons are available to order by emailing women@communities.wa.gov.au (max of 100 per organisation.)

Social Media

1. Facebook profile frame – Update your profile picture with a special frame. 

Facebook tile thumbnail image. 

To set up a social media profile pic frame:

  • Hover over your Facebook profile picture
  • Click on ‘Update’ and click on ‘Add Frame’
  • Type ‘International Women’s Day 2019 in the Search bar
  • Select the ‘International Women’s Day 2019’ option, by DSC WA
  • Click on ‘Use the Profile Picture’

2. Social Media tiles

Download the tiles below for sharing on Facebook. (To download, right-click on the thumbnail image and select "Save link as...")

You can also use the text below each infographic in your post when you share it.


Tile 1: Thumbnail of IWD social media infographic on how people can help. 

The first step to achieving gender equality is understanding the issues and the role you can play, because we are more powerful together – visit www.communities.wa.gov.au/IWD #MorePowerfulTogetherWA #IWD2019WA #BalanceforBetter


Tile 2: Thumbnail of IWD social media infographic on financial equality.

Women outnumber men as graduates and yet earn less on average at every point in their working lives, retiring with significantly less funds than men. We can change the statistics on financial equality #MorePowerfulTogetherWA #IWD2019WA #BalanceforBetter


Tile 3: Thumbnail of IWD social media infographic on women in leadership.

Women are under-represented in decision making in Western Australia. More gender diversity in leadership has been found to deliver better decisions and better outcomes. Find out more at https://www.wgea.gov.au/topics/workplace-gender-equality/the-business-case #MorePowerfulTogetherWA #IWD2019WA #BalanceforBetter


Tile 4: Thumbnail of IWD social media infographic on flexible working arrangements.

Flexible work arrangements for men and women are important and allow people to make genuine choices about participation in the workforce, parenting and work-life balance. 95% of primary cares leave is currently taken by women. #MorePowerfulTogetherWA #IWD2019WA #BalanceforBetter


Tile 5: Thumbnail of IWD social media infographic on women and the vote.

International Women’s Day is a time to acknowledge women’s achievements and to highlight the work still to be done #MorePowerfulTogetherWA #IWD2019WA #BalanceforBetter


Tile 6: Thumbnail of IWD social media infographic on women and safety.

We want Western Australia to be a place where every girl and women has the opportunity to fulfil her potential. Women’s experiences of safety can impact on their ability to fully participate in their communities #MorePowerfulTogetherWA #IWD2019WA #BalanceforBetter