For the very first time Neighbours will air an all-female episode on Friday March 8 in celebration of International Women’s Day.
While the drama never stops in Ramsay Street, some of the women take time out to honour one of Sonya Rebecchi’s (Eve Morey) final wishes – to acknowledge, celebrate and support women, to share their female heroes with each other and to help those in need.
Piper (Mavournee Hazel) and Terese Willis (Rebekah Elmaloglou) resolve to finish one of Sonya’s final community initiatives and package together all the donations for the women’s shelter and distribute them.
As the pair commence rallying their fellow neighbours to assist them, Piper decides that she will interview each of the women in Ramsay Street about their female heroes for a special episode on her video blog. And, just for a moment all the drama fades away, as they each reflect on the women that have helped shape them, inspire them and motivate them.
Neighbours actress, Jackie Woodburne said: “International Women’s Day is so important because it reminds us that we still have a way to go in gender equity.
“It’s a global drive, but to see it reflected in the context of a suburban town like Erinsborough, makes it more personal and relevant to us all. I’m so proud Neighbours continues to address current and relevant issues in such an entertaining and accessible way,” Jackie said.
Network Ten executive producer of Neighbours Sara Richardson said: “International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress, to call for change and to celebrate the courage and determination of women. We have a brilliant and inclusive team on Neighbours who are proud to celebrate and recognise the crucial role of women. We want this generation and the next to know they can achieve anything they set their minds to.”