Australia Post has commemorated the centenary of International Women’s Day (IWD) with the release of a stamp issue. The centenary of IWD is being celebrated around the world on 8 March 2011 and provides a unique and global opportunity to reignite, inspire and channel women’s equality for the future. The centenary of IWD stamp issue includes a first day cover, stamp pack, sheetlet of 10 x 60c stamps and a maxicard.
The first IWD was launched by Clara Zetkin (Leader of the Women’s Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) on 19 March 1911 when more than a million European women and men united to call for an end to discrimination and for the right of women to vote, work and hold public office.
The centenary of IWD stamp was designed by Stacey Zass, using a combination of images and graphic elements, including the symbol for women.
The stamp and associated products are available from participating Australia Post retail outlets, via mail order on 1800 331 794 and online at www.auspost.com.au/stamps.