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International Women's Day 

International Women's Day

International Women's Day, annually marked on 8th March, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate ordinary women's achievements, raise awareness about women's equality, vouch for accelerated gender parity and fundraise for female-focused charities. 

Alo Enlightened Women started it's journey through celebrating International Women's Day, ackowledging contributions of CALD women in soceity. Alo's aim is to Laugh, Learn and Liberate together. Since 2019, IWD event has been a fantastic way to celebrate women’s achievements and showcase CALD community women's culture,  acheivements and friendship . 

In 2022, Alo will host it's signature flagship IWD event Alo - You Enlighten me  tentaively on March 26th. 

Alo - You Enlighten Me 2019

Celebration of Women's Day 2019 with a special inaugural event "ALO - You enlighten me" designed for Canberra woman.

We have an exceptional panel line up with inspirational speech and conversations with Elizabeth Lee MLA, Elizabeth Kikkert MLA, CEO of PANDSI Dr Yvonne Luxford, Dr Nahid Siddiqui, (psychiatrist), and Dr Joyce Das (researcher in Refugee policy).

Alo - You Enlighten Me 2020

This year’s UN IWD theme of “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights” paves our panel discussions on two key issues. 1) Violence against Women and 2) Youth, Intergenerational Gaps & Identity. We will hear soulful stories and viewpoints from dedicated experts, survivors, community leaders and of course, from YOU.


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Alo - You Enlighten Me 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 ‘Women in Leadership’, Alo Enlightened Women team is inviting you to join a buffet lunch. Get inspired by discussion and workshop on leadership, enjoy live performances and the grand launch of designer clothing from Sydney (Niru & Lais Fita) and Canberra (TN Regalia). Let’s learn, laugh and liberate with Alo.


IWD 2022

Alo Enlightened Women and Canberra Multicultural Women’s Forum are delighted to invite you to our International Women’s Day Event.

Join us for an enjoyable morning filled with food, keynote address, entertainment, and networking.

The keynote will be delivered by award winning human rights champion, lawyer, diversity and inclusion practitioner, contributing author and social commentator Mariam Vaiszadeh

As a fearless advocate for multicultural people, Mariam will talk about this year’s UN Women International Women’s Day theme (Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow) in a multicultural context.

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