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International Women's Day Celebrations

International Women's Day Celebrations

Embrace film and talking about Body Image

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International Women’s Day: 8 March 2017

To celebrate International Women's Day (#IWD2017) on 8 March 2017, Gippsland Women’s Health is hosting the film Embrace at 7pm at the Sale Cinema. A time to celebrate the social, economic cultural and political achievements of women, the theme this year is #BeBoldForChange.

With the World Economic Forum predicting that the gender gap will not close until 2186, this year women are encouraged to declare bold actions, as an individual or an organisation, to help progress the gender agenda.  

The film Embrace is a wonderful example of a woman being bold. A funny, touching and inspirational documentary, Embrace tells the story of how Taryn Brumfitt – Australian wife, mother and Founder of the Body Image Movement – went from a body loather to a body lover. A life changing film, Embrace explores why poor body image has become a global epidemic and what women can do to make positive changes.   

Following the screening, The Butterfly Foundation will be facilitating a discussion focusing on positive strategies to support body confidence in children and teens. It will include a Q&A with Amberley Laverick, Butterfly’s Education Coordinator. Supper will be provided.  

We suggest parents use their discretion when deciding if their adolescents should attend. The film is rated M which is reflective of the mature scenes, especially around body parts. It also contains images and discussion around eating disorders which are potentially triggering.

An organisation run by and for women, Gippsland Women’s Health supports the principles of International Women’s Day and believes that when it comes to our health, education, information and support are the cornerstones of empowerment. Knowledge is power, and equity is about having the knowledge to make informed choices about our health. To this end, GWH provides information, advocacy and support, education and training.   

To avoid disappointment, purchase your tickets soon at: https://fan-force.com/screenings/embrace-cinema-sale-vic-2/ .

Embrace Flyer

Posted on 13 February 2017

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