Join together to stop violence against women

Anna Uren
Women's Coordinator

March with teachers and join in solidarity with others to call for an end to violence against girls and women in a rally marking International Women’s Day (IWD). Wear your Gonski or other Federation t-shirt and walk under Federation’s flag.

When: Saturday, March 12 — assemble from 11.30am for a 12 noon start

Where: Archibald Fountain, Hyde Park North, Sydney

UN Women, which organises IWD, says around the world one in three women will experience violence and that in the Pacific area two in three women will experience violence.

Violence against women is entirely preventable. After far too many years of silence the issue is finally beginning to attract the public attention it warrants. This creates an immense opportunity for cultural change.

On Tuesday, March 8, which is formally International Women’s Day, please join a lunchtime rally in Parramatta to call for the protection of women working in manufacturing and construction in South East Asia, where asbestos is widely used.

Australian union members have fought hard over many years to have asbestos banned, victims supported and corporations held to account. Unions NSW and Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA are inviting union women to act in solidarity with female workers in South East Asia to support them in their fight to eradicate asbestos from their workplaces and communities.

When: International Women’s Day, Tuesday, March 8, 12.30pm–1.30pm

Where: Transport Workers Union NSW, Quinn House, 31 Cowper Street, Parramatta

Federation would love to hear about International Women’s Day events at your workplace. Email stories and photos marked to the attention of the Women’s Coordinator.