“Let me say I hear you. I hear your women’s voice. You are here, you are not silent. You are not invisible. Our voices are rising loud and clear... We must all be unshakeable in our resolve to be everything that we are and have been.
We cannot bend for this world. Let the world bend for us."
Dr. June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
“Achieving gender equality is about disrupting the status quo -
not negotiating it.”
"My mother always told me that inaction is not an option.
And neither is going it alone."
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women
"Never forget that it only takes one political, economic or religious crisis for women's rights to be put in jeopardy. Those rights are never to be taken for granted; you must remain vigilant throughout your life."
Simone de Beauvoir, French writer, intellectual, political activist and feminist.
“Alone, a woman is a root curling for change, But together, women are a forest alive with spirit: a riotous power, the most timeless pact, a call to action, to all those who hear it.”
Amanda Gorman, American poet and activist