Army celebrates International Women's Day 2013
This year's theme, ‘The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum’, acknowledges the progression of equal rights for women around the globe and urges vigilance and tenacity in furthering this cause.
In recognition of Army’s active commitment to gender equality, the Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, has been invited to take part in two prestigious events hosted by the United Nations in New York - ‘Focal Point for Women - Implicit stereotypes, explicit solutions: overcoming gender-based discrimination in the workplace’ and ‘Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality and Ending Violence against Women’. He will be discussing Army’s stance on gender equality and some of the recent initiatives to create a more inclusive and capable force.
Over the past year, Army has introduced a range of measures to create a more equitable workplace. Some of these include the introduction of Physical Employment Standards, recruitment initiatives to retain and recruit more women into Army and enhancing Army’s career management system. 2013 will see a continuation of these and other efforts to enhance Army’s capability.
In celebration of the important role that women play in the Australian Army, various brigades, units and deployed task forces will take time out on 8 March from their busy schedules to host commemorative events.