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Helen Clark to speak at International Women’s Day Breakfast

2 March 2018

Helen Clark to speak at International Women’s Day Breakfast in Parliament on 8 March.

More than 135 groups around New Zealand and the Pacific and beyond and will participate by live stream in a sold-out breakfast in Parliament to mark International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March 2018.

As well, 400 women will the attend the breakfast, to hear the Governor-General, the Right Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, the Minister for Women, Hon Julie Anne Genter, and Rt Hon Helen Clark, who will have a 40-minute conversation with Dr Gill Greer.

A 25-member Women’s Choir will sing ‘I Can’t Keep Quiet’ in Te Reo, at the breakfast.

The event is jointly organised by the UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Zonta Club of Wellington.

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on how far women have come in our struggle for gender equality, and to chart what still needs to be done. “It’s a great opportunity to reflect on our successes and the struggles that remain to achieve gender equality,’ Barbara Williams, President of UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand, said.


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