International Women's Day 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017 - 9:14am
IWD poster 2017




12.00 -1.00am

Tansy McNally

Live music to kick of your IWD!

1.00 - 3.00 am

Are You Looking At Me music special

Liz Wright plays women through the years of rock, punk and pop.  Stay up late and  listen to the voices of Yoko, Patti, Janis, Courtney and more. Women who changed the face of music. Some were hated  but none are forgotten.

3.00 - 4.00 am

Queering the Air

A Dedication to Lisa Bellear - Thanh Hằng & Iris chat to Virginia Fraser, co-curator of the 'Close to You: The Lisa Bellear Picture Show' that marked the tenth anniversary of Lisa's passing.  Lisa Bellear, a Minjungbul/ Goernpil/ Noonuccal/Kanak woman was an Indigenous activist, photographer, broadcaster, poet, feminist, academic and performer.

4.00 -4.30 am


Aboriginal Women Speak Out - from the 3CR archives.

4.30 - 5.00 am

Spoken Word


5.00 - 5.30 am

National Features and Documentary Series

‘Remotely Intimate’ by Thanh Hằng Phạm

5.30 - 6.00 am

Lalitha Chelliah

Interviews with women activists on local and global campaigns.

6.00 - 6.30 am

Women on the Line

‘Be Bold for Change, with me’ celebrates International Women’s Day with a collage of women talking about a woman or gender diverse person in their lives who has taught them what it means to Be Bold for Change with Aoife Cooke. 


6.30 - 7.00 am

Earth Matters

Corey Green presents Earth Matters featuring Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta, talking about her community's fight against tar sand mining and their initiative to install solar energy.

7.00 - 8.30 am


Breakfasters: Di, Ayan, Hope & Lali?

Kick off the day by tuning into or joining us in-studio for a live breakfast special!

The morning will feature:

  • Breakfast and a chance to connect with amazing women, transwomen and non-binary people who are #boldforchange
  • Live Performances
  • A panel discussion with four amazing women about how they are Bold for Change. Panellists include:

Pila Darling, DJ Mzrizk, Idil Ali, Margherita W

If you are interested in being part of the in-studio audience, please email

8.30 - 9.00 am

Stick Together

Annie McLoughlin presents union and workplace justice issues for women workers.


9.00 - 9.30am

City Limits


Lyn Drummond asks: How can women with limited or no superannuation plan for a secure future?  Why does Australia have such a highly gender-segregated jobs market?

9.30 - 10.00

The Radioactive Show

Adnyamathanha Women Against the Nuclear Dump

10.00 - 11.00 am

Anarchist World This Week

Presented by Margaret Riley.

11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Blaknoise Radio

Blak Betty will be celebrating deadly fine achievements of Aboriginal and Islander women.  Featuring  Radio Broadcaster Chrissy Collier-Bond, a preview of the NGV's Aboriginal and Islander women’s art exhibition: ‘Whose Afraid of Colour', first time Wiradjuri mum and fabulous sounds from some Indigenous women recording artists.

12.00 - 1.00 pm

Are You Looking At Me

Are you Looking At Me Heidi Everett? Liz Wright chats with the gorgeous talented and  accomplished Heidi about Auslan and the Discovery Club. Tune in for an hour of discovery.

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Black Block

Viv Malo will bring us grassroots perspectives on Indigenous Justice and music.

2.00 - 2.30 pm

Doin’ Time

Presented by Marisa Sposaro.  

2.30 - 3.00 pm

Renegade Economist

Rayna Fahey, Radical Cross Stitcher in conversation with Juanita McClaren.

3.00 - 4.00 pm

Out Of The Pan

Sally Goldner – Awesome Trans Women

4.00 - 5.00 pm

Radical Australia

Presenter by Dale Bridge with guest Laurel McKenzie.

5.00 - 5.30 pm

Accent of Women

Presented by Jiselle Hanna

5.30 - 6.30 pm


Cross live to IWD rally on the steps of parliament.

Thanh Hằng Phạm and Corey Green on site.

Amy McMurtrie & Pilar Aguilera in the studio.


6.30 - 7.00 pm

Nile Show

Aziza’s Sudanese Women’s show (Arabic)

7.00 - 7.30 pm

Pilar Aguilera

The One Who Knows

7.30  - 8.30 pm

Mother Tongue

Hope Mathumbu will explore the intersection between migration and being a woman.


8.30 - 9.30 pm

Afghan Radio

Inspirational women of Afghanistan. (Pashtu and Dari)

9.30 - 11.00 pm

Girls Rock!

Dale Bridge presents a selection of recordings from Girls Rock! Melbourne - a girls rock camp aimed to empower young female, trans and gender non-conforming youth aged 12-17 though music and education.

11.00 - 12.00 pm

Apartment of Sound

Bounce to Bounce: Leanne & Namila bring a stack of their favourite women on vinyl and will bounce off each other’s songs.

Fadzai IWD 2012
Celebrate 40 years of fabulous feminism on Tuesday 8 March with 3CR's annual International Women's Day broadcast. Tune in from midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday to hear 24 hour of women's voices, archival specials, music, current affairs, and much more.



International Women's Day 2017

4 Mar 2017
24 hours of women's voices on the airwaves including transwomen, indigenous women, women of colour, queer women and women from different ages and abilities.

International Women's Day 2016

1 Mar 2016
For 40 years 3CR has given voice to diverse women's voices. Tune in for our annual broadcast from midnight 7 March to midnight 8 March for 24 hours of feminist radio, music, talk and community news.

International Women's Day 2015

5 Mar 2015
Join 3CR's women in celebration of International Women's Day 2015 on Sunday 8 March. With 24 hours of women's broadcasting from midnight Saturday to midnight Sunday presenting diverse perspectives from 3CR's women.

International Women's Day 2014

8 Mar 2014
24hours of women's broadcasting including the live broadcast from 3CR's Women of Rock Festival.