On International Women’s Day UN Women National Committee Australia put the focus on the vital role women play in crisis and disaster planning and response, with the theme Leave No Woman Behind. Joined by MCs Tracey Spicer AM and Elizabeth Shaw (in Perth), UN Women NC Australia welcomed two extraordinary UN Women leaders in crisis prevention and response, Hiba Qasas and Smriti Aryal, who have worked in Iraq, Syria, Nepal, and Myanmar, to International Women’s Day celebrations in capital cities across Australia. The women shared their own stories of resilience and insights into how we can ensure women’s voices are heard in peace-making processes and women and girls are not forgotten when crisis or disaster strike. Funds raised from the events support UN Women programs working to ensure that women and girls are included in humanitarian planning and response efforts.