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Today, Monday 8th of March is International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is #ChooseToChallenge. 

“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.

We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.” (International Women’s Day Website)

What are you going to choose to challenge this year?

Make sure to check out the University of New England and UNE Student Success facebook for a video of what our student and staff members are choosing to challenge for International Women’s Day.

 If you are on campus, there are a couple of events you might like to attend:

International Women’s Day Free BBQ – Monday, 8 March from 11:30am – Top Courtyard, UNE

Join us this International Women’s Day in celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against gender bias and inequality, and talking about what we Choose to Challenge.

Pre-release screening of Girls Can’t Surf – Monday, 8 March at 6:30pm – Belgrave Twin Cinema

Screening of Girls Can’t Surf followed by a Live Q&A with Layne Beachley, Pauline Menczer, Wendy Botha, Pam Burridge, Jodie Cooper and Chris Nellius. Girls Can’t Surf follows the journey of a band of renegade surfers who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world to achieve equality and change the sport forever. $10 tickets available from March 2nd at