Toowoomba women will join thousands of people nationwide calling on the Prime Minister to act against gendered violence in Parliament and everywhere people live and work.
Event Spokesperson Louise Noble said Toowoomba’s march is one of 36 official ‘Women’s March 4 Justice’ events happening across Australia in response to continuous claims of misogyny, sexual harassment and sexual assault coming from Canberra.
“More than 200 locals have registered their interest in attending to help us send the message that when it comes to ending gendered violence, changing harmful attitudes, building equality and stopping violent acts – action must start at the very top,” Ms Noble said.
“In line with the apolitical, inclusive and respectful nature of this movement, we will have a diverse range
of speakers including First Nations leaders, Immigrant and Refugee community members, LGBTQI+ representatives and people with disabilities. We encourage participants of all genders and ages to attend,” she said.
Speakers include: Anna Jackson – Indigenous Activist, Janine Kelly – Yamatji (WA), DVAC Domestic Violence Action Centre, Genevieve Allpass, Lily Tombi (South Sudanese community), Emma (LGBTIQ community), Rojin Rash (Ezidi community), Alyce Nelligan (Disability Advocate).
Women’s March 4 Justice is CALLING FOR ACTION:
1. Full independent investigations into all cases of gendered violence and timely referrals to appropriate authorities. Full public accountability for findings.
2. Fully implement the 55 recommendations in the Australian Human Rights Commission’s [email protected] report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces 2020.
3. Lift public funding for gendered violence prevention to world’s best practice.
4. The enactment of a federal Gender Equality Act to promote gender equality. It should include a gender equity audit of Parliamentary practices.
Toowoomba Women’s March for Justice, Monday 15th March, 12 noon, assembling @ Queen’s Park, finishing at Art Gallery Park.
M 0415 974 313