THIS Sunday, March 8, marks the world-wide celebration of International Women’s Day.
In a world where women work, vote, take on the world while still having a family (or choosing not to), some argue that a day acknowledging womanhood actually promotes inequality (even though there is an International Men’s Day in November).
However International Women's Day isn't just about giving a flower to a woman you appreciate and telling her she's great.
This Sunday is a symbol of the struggles that women around the world have undergone to gain equality and rights.
It is a time to reflect on the work that remains and remember the many women around the world whose voices go unheard and continue to be excluded from realising their full potential.
The Zonta Club of the Whitsundays supports the success of local women and is dedicated to womanhood 365 days of the year and not just one.
They are a local group of women, part of a worldwide organisation that strives to improve the professional, economic, legal, political, educational and health status of women at a local and global level through service and advocacy.
Zontarian Cath Fernbach said International Women’s Day is still a prominent part of today’s society and widely acknowledged in the Whitsundays.
The club are constantly working on local and global projects from providing scholarships to assist with young women with study to making birthing kits that are delivered to places such as Papua New Guinea and much more.
If you are a woman and want to do your part, find out more information at www.zontadistrict22.org/district-22-clubs/zonta-club-ofthe-whitsundays-inc/
CHANGING THE WORLD: Last year Zontarians supported teenager Xin Yan Dunlop's costs for study in 2015. Pictured are Laura Morrison, Kerry Adam, Xin Yan Dunlop and her mentor Suzi Hancock-Janecki.