International Women’s Day 2019

International Women Day is the day to celebrate womanhood. On Friday 8 March 2019 at Darwin Community Arts, We are highlighting positive and success stories of the women in our community and share part of their success journey to motivate and encourage more women’s.

Event Partner is Darwin Community Arts
Event Supporter is Multicultural Council of NT


Narrator/Event Facilitator : Silpi Dhungana Pant
Concept/Event Coordinator : Nitesh Raj Pant
Post Production: Fusion Media Production
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Anjana Baral is presently serving as the Vice-Chair of Multicultural Council of NT. Anjana brings with her extensive experience in the human developmental sector, both back in her country of origin (Nepal) and here in Australia.
Before moving to Darwin in 2012, Anjana held portfolios of research and program assistant, welfare officer and volunteered for different charities overseas and in Melbourne. Anjana has spent a considerable amount of time researching on gender and empowerment of marginalised community of Nepal and was actively working in various NGO sectors with like minded organisations. Anjana is one of the founder team members of the AussieMeds Foundation of NT, which supports the medical equipment and expertise to rural communities of Nepal.
Anjana also served as a board member of the Family Planning of Darwin and as a first female secretary at Nepalese Association of Northern Territory Inc 2016 to 2018. Anjana currently stands as a board member of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) and represents the Northern Territory. By profession, Anjana currently works in the Human resources sector in a Darwin based community services organisation. Also studying Bachelor of Nursing at Charles Darwin University. Anjana is a proud mother of two children's and enjoying "Top End Lifestyle" with her better-half and families.
I am Gabrielle (Gabby) Hill, a proud 51 year old Palawa women. A wife and mother of two boys and grandmother of two grandchildren, I am a mature aged student studying my Bachelor of law with CDU.
I am blessed to have won the 2018 Top End NAIDOC Scholar of the year award. AN Indigenous Ambassador for my university, I am truly honoured to be able to have represented not only our people, but my university as 2018 Gama Ambassador.
I am often asked to present at various workshops as an inspirational speaker. 
Sabeeha Nihad is serving community in volunteer capacity as Secretary of the Multicultural Council of NT and also professionally as Administrator of Alana Kaye College in Darwin, NT.
Sabeeha is a qualified professional with over 13 years of experience as a Senior Manager across of the largest organizations in myriad industries ranging from Information Technology, Banking & Finance, to Education in various countries in the fields of Business Administration, Training, Public Relations, Sales and Marketing.
Sabeeha has completed her Diploma of Training Design and Development, Diploma leadership and Management, Certificate IV in Human Resources, Certificate III in Business Administration and Ealey Childhood Education and Care in addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Business Commerce ( and Masters in Business Administration in Marketing (MBA).
Sabeeha is also an associate member of Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.Sabeeha is passionate about assisting people, specially youth and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities to achieve knowledge and skills through mentoring, training and coaching, to make a difference in their lives.Back in her country of origin "Sri Lanka", sabeeha has been heavily involved in the community services space and held several key positions such as the secretary, coordinator and board member in Azizah Foundation, Families Relief and Hassanath Orphanage respectively.After migrating to Darwin sabeeha continued her passion for mentoring and educating people through volunteering at Australian Red Cross as a trainer for Digital Springboard program which is an initiative by Google and infoexchage.
Serena Ragosta is an Italian environmental biologist, wildlife illustrator and graphic designer coming from a small village near Rome called Albano Laziale. Back in her country she has worked in various professions including environmental educator, food safety consultant, laboratory technician, graphic designer and science teacher.
Even if she has always been hampered by her traditionalist family who did not want her to paint, through the years she continued to study drawing by herself.Serena participated in several national and international Art competition (Italy, UK, Spain, Russia) always getting excellent results. In 2014 she also founded the P.A.N. group, a group of seven female artists passionate about flora and fauna, for which she planned and organized a successful wild art exhibition at Parc Phoenix, Nice (France), in summer 2015.Arrived in Australia in 2018, Serena did a brief internship as graphic designer in Adelaide, becoming truly passionate about being a “visual science communicator”, profession that she currently plays as freelancer.
As in her country of origin, Serena has also carried out various environmental related volunteer activities in Australia: she was collection manager at the South Australian museum of Adelaide, and active member of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary Action Group.In Darwin she is starting to work as visual science communicator, also studying Diploma of Leadership and Management at Alana Kaye College, and joining the Sea Shepherd Darwin group to give her contribute to ocean conservation and sustainable development.

Zarah Ramoso arrived in Australia during 2013 from Philippines and is a current student of Charles Darwin University studying Bachelor of Laws Degree.
Zarah is presently involved in a number of community organisations with an aim of being an advocate for fellow students and members of the community.
Zarah served as Treasurer of the Charles Darwin University Law Students’ Society in 2018 presently holds office as the Undergraduate Officer of the Charles Darwin University Students’ Association.
International Women's Day themed Artwork presentation by self Taught Passionate Artist Divya Poudel

Divya Powdel always attracted to all of those works which reflects art and Beauty since childhood.Painting is her passion and proud to be able to title herself as a Artist by this age.Divya painting in various sorts of Acrylic , Oil , water color painting , Mural Art and pencil sketches of Portraits , landscapes, wildlife along with Sculpting , knitting and craft works.
Being a science student Divya couldn’t find it interesting and chose to be a beautician.
Besides Painting Divya is a full time "Beauty Therapist" and Nail Technician in Darwin since 2016.Divya have worked as a Makeup Artist since 2012 and also design dresses for herself and have great interest in Fashion Designing too.
Divya's achievements are
•Bachelor in Zoological Science ,
•Always participated in informative and Social Art programs conducted by Leo and Lions Club of Nepal since School,
•Hundreds of Art Works including portraits , landscapes and sculptures
•Art exhibition in Nepalese Festival 2018,
•Mural art at Yogi’s Way
•Mural Art at Palates Of India
•Floor Art at Robertson Barrack 5RAR Tiger Battalion
Short Movie Participants:
Allison Stewart
Anjana Baral
Elysa Razafilmamonjy
Fataneh Misaghi
Gabrielle Hill
Jincy Puthenparampil
Katharina Fehringer
Katy Moir
Kenolie Samarasekara
Maria Kroes
Manisha Dias
Nadine Lee
Nardeen Shahani
Olga Bryukthavets
Priya Devey
Rosalind Clark
Sabeeha Nihad
Sachi Hirayana
Serena Ragosta
Sonja Thomos
Shanthi Anandarajah
Sujata Timilsina
Savita Valadian
Tarzan McDonald
Zarah Ramoso
Flyer Design: Tarzan McDonald, Darwin Community Arts
We are privileged and honored to get such a great support from each and every individuals and organisations who are supporting this event.
Thank you all guests and attendees for making "International Women's Day 2019" SUPPORT & GROW event memorable and successful.
Once again "Happy International Women's Day" to all.
Thanking you
Nitesh Raj Pant
Fusion Media Production, Darwin NT

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