• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: PR00074

International Women’s Day Collective

(From 1974 – )
  • Occupation Event organiser, Social awareness organisation


The International Women’s Day (IWD) Collective is not to be confused with the IWD Committee which was formed in 1938. The IWD Collective was formed by the second wave feminists and was concerned with the IWD March; the festival or picnic after the march and the IWD Dance. They organised themes for the day and speakers. They also produced posters, badges and t-shirts.


The International Women’s Day (IWD) Collective, [not to be confused with the IWD Committee formed in 1938] was form by second wave of feminists and is concerned with the IWD march the festival or picnic after the march and the IWD dance. They organised permits to march, hiring of halls, picnic grounds, the speakers and have themes for the day, produce posters badges and t-shirts. The picnic has entertainment, speakers on different issues as well as feminist organisations providing goods and information to people. The first rally organised by the Women’s Festival Committee in 1974. By 1977 the IWD Collective was formed. The IWD Collective events are less formalised and enable all women to participate. There have been many women involved in the collective but includes, Silver Moon, Carmel O’Reilly (O’Loughin), Fij Miller, Annie Dugdale, Lotus Cavagino, Marilyn Rolls, Marg McHugh, Dawn Mc Mahon, Francis Phoenix (Budden), Claire Flarety, Janet Giles, Connie Frazer (often spelt Fraser), Joan Russell, Molly Brannigan, Margie Fischer and Polly Summer.


Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Adelaide Women's Liberation Movement Archives Collection
    • International Women's Day Collective

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