2016 theme is "___________________________" 2015 theme is "Equality for women is progress for all"
Global United Nation themes used for International Women's Day to date:
2014 - "Inspiring Change"
2013 - "The Gender Agend: Gaining Momentum"
2012 - "Connecting Girls Inspiring Futures"
2011 - "Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women"
2010- "Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all"
2009 - Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
2008 - Investing in Women and Girls
2007 - Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
2006 - Women in decision-making
2005 - Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
2004 - Women and HIV/AIDS
2003 - Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
2002 - Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
2001 - Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
2000 - Women Uniting for Peace
1999 - World Free of Violence against Women
1998 - Women and Human Rights
1997 - Women at the Peace Table
1996 - Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
In 2009, Queensland celebrating its 150th birthday. The Queensland Government’s year-long celebrations (Q150) have been planned to enable Queenslanders to receive stock, reflect back, think ahead and move forward.
This landmark also provides an occasion to celebrate 150 years of astounding women and reflect on the achievement of the many pioneering and inspirational women who have contribute to making Queensland the State we have become.
Themed Our Women, Our State, International Womens Day 2009 aim to celebrate Q150 by reflecting on the women and their achievement, as well the events, places and stories important to women, who have contribute to shaping Queensland since its separation from New South Wales in 1859.
Through reflection on the achievement and contributions of women to Queensland through the last 150 years, the, International Womens Day theme aims to inspire all Queensland girls and women to consider how they can contribute to building tomorrow's Queensland.