Festival celebrates achievements of Iraqi women

Published Monday, 19th February 2018

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Fairfield City Museum & Gallery will celebrate International Women’s Day with a free festival.

The free community event will be held on 4 March, four days ahead of International Women’s Day, which recognises the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women globally. It will include interactive activities, performances and a special ceremony recognising the achievements of local Iraqi women.  

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the International Women’s Day Festival will be a fun and engaging event that demonstrates the power of women in Fairfield City.

“Women are strong, courageous and deserving of recognition for the dedication they continue to show to their families, community and beyond,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Council recognises the need for women and girls around the world to have greater opportunity to feel empowered and show their strength.”

As part of this year’s festivities, Council is working with the Iraqi Australian University Graduates Forum to promote inclusivity of women of all cultures, with a particular focus on the City’s growing Iraqi community.

“The festival will showcase traditional Iraqi cuisine, an art competition, live music and performances,” Mayor Carbone said.

“A special ceremony will be held to honour distinguished Iraqi women from the Fairfield City community whose work is a testament to the strength, abilities and dedication of women worldwide.”

“I invite women and their families from all cultural backgrounds to come together and join in the free celebrations at Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.”

Event details
International Women’s Day Festival - Free
Sunday 4 March, 5pm-9pm
Fairfield City Museum & Gallery
634 The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Entry via Oxford Street