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International Women's Day 2023: Resources

A list of resources in support of International Women's Day 2023 theme.

UN Women Australia are celebrating International Women's Day with the theme Cracking the Code: Innovation for a Gender Equal Future.

The theme highlights the role that bold, transformative ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination and the marginalisation of women globally. Publications available include:

Women at RMIT – History from the University Archives

Women have been part of RMIT’s long history from the early days of the Working Men’s College in 1887 through to today’s global University.  Evidence of this can be explored in the records, photographs, publications, and ephemera held in our University Archives at Bundoora Campus.

In its first year of operation – 1887, an average of 32 female students per term were enrolled at the Working Men's College. By the end of 1891 nearly 40% of total enrolments at the Working Men's College were female.

By 1911, not only were there classes exclusive to  women – cookery, needlework, dress cutting, dressmaking, and millinery,  women also studied alongside men in commercial subjects – telegraphy, mathematics, science, photography, art, surveying, architecture, and carpentry.

This video montage presents a selection of visual materials that show women’s involvement in education, research, technological innovation, and community at RMIT – from the digitised RMIT Historical Images collection, and Catalyst magazines collection.

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