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International Women's Day 2022

Today on 8 March 2022, VFBV is recognising the achievements of women in VFBV, CFA, emergency services and their communities and are encouraging others to do the same.

The theme for this year’s international Women’s Day is BreakTheBias – where collectively we can all BreakTheBias for a gender equal world.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week more than 12,000 female CFA volunteers dedicate their time and energy to challenge the bias of what a firefighter is and show how women can be involved in emergency services and are leading the way for future generations.

To all the fabulous, dedicated, highly skilled and much appreciated women in CFA and across all fire and emergency services, thank you for the work you do today and everyday.

Collectively we can all work together to BreakTheBias and create a more gender equal world within our brigades, workplaces, communities, CFA and the wider emergency services in Victoria.


About International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated each year on March 8, it is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also being a call to action for accelerating gender parity.


The first International Women’s Day gathering occurred in 1911, you can read more about the history of International Women’s Day on the International Women’s Day website. 

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