Women’s Day to cheers suffragette-led progress

Sophia ConstantinePilbara News
Soroptomists International Karratha and Districts committee members and guests at the International Women's Day event last year.
Camera IconSoroptomists International Karratha and Districts committee members and guests at the International Women's Day event last year. Credit: Alicia Perera

The Karratha and Districts Soroptimist group is encouraging residents of Karratha and surrounding towns to join with people nationwide in celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8.

A high-tea event at The Conservatory at Karratha International Hotel will feature poetry, photography and talks from three diverse guest speakers.

Karratha and Districts Soroptimist branch treasurer and president-elect Vivien Kamen said International Women’s Day was important to celebrate in the Pilbara as it was common for women to feel isolated in the North West.

She said it was important to celebrate the day to acknowledge the women of the suffragette movement who fought in a different era for the right to be able to vote.

“A gathering of like-minded women to an event such as this will generate a strong feeling of how important it is to share one’s thoughts about women we have come in contact with and how inspirational they have been in our lives,” Ms Kamen said.

Ms Kamen highlighted the importance of women adapting to local conditions when they moved to the region to avoid depression. She also said International Women’s Day would bring together women of many cultures.

Doors open to the event at 4.30pm. To RSVP, email sikarratha@siswp.org.

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