This year, the Women Walk and Work for Peace (www4peace) group has celebrated it’s 6th International Women’s Day Event in Wellington on March 8, 2017 with two significant events – a Peace Walk at noon from the Beehive grounds to Civic Square and later that afternoon at Te Papa, a new play exploring peace from the girl’s perspective (premiered by Voice Arts)
For our walk, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has welcomed the marchers at Civic Square and along with some planned lively interactive activities for ladies. At Te Marae, Te Papa at 5pm, the premiere of Take from My Palms: A Girl’s Perpective on Peace was presented to the attendees (created by Voice Arts in partnerships with Wellington East Girls). This peace play captures the voices of culturally diverse young women as they explore their personal, local and global perspectives on peace. Marama Fox, Maori MP and several dignitaries has given their speeches to celebrate International Women’s Day – Be Bold For Change Theme of 2017 which is also closely related to the UN Women theme for 2017 -Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50:50 by 2030”. This event is Co-organised with International Women’s Peace Group and Voice Arts.