International Women’s Day

By Tamara Clark

RMIT University celebrated International Women’s Day at the campus’ after-dark space on Friday, March 6 where the student union came together in support of the day’s 2020 theme #EachforEqual.

More than 180 tickets were sold to staff and students who showed solidarity by wearing purple and white outfits on the day.

Special guests to the Cardigan St venue included dance performances from Fusion Music’s Korean Dynasty dance group, Indian inspired Bagda Dance group and women showcasing cultural garments from a range of different traditions.

Event organiser and head of RUSU Women’s Department Mounika Gudapati said equality was important in the workplace, news, parliament, economy, health sector and sports.

“We should all be equal,” she said. “An equal world is a successful world.” 

“Indira Gandhi, the one and only and first ever female prime minister of India once said ‘To be liberated, a woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.” •

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