Women's March 4 Justice

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Photograph from a women's march
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Sydneysiders are invited to band together against gendered violence at this Australia-wide march

If you've been feeling angry about the current allegations in federal politics, you're not alone. The Women's March 4 Justice is an Australia-wide march and protest taking place in response to the recent allegations of sexual assault in federal politics. 

Women's March 4 Justice is taking place in all capital cities on Monday, March 15 (except for Perth, which will kick off proceedings on March 14) with the aim of addressing (and ending) "sexism, misogyny, dangerous workplace cultures and lack of equality in politics and the community at large". You don't have to be a woman to feel angry about the recent allegations, and you don't have to be a woman to take part in the march either. Anyone who wants to put a stop to gendered violence is welcome to attend the rally, but please be a good ally by championing the voices of women and non-binary folks on the day. 

Speakers for the Sydney event include Jess Hill, an investigative journalist and author of See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse and Michael Bradley who worked to represent the woman in the Christian Porter case. More are yet to be announced, with organisers striving for a diverse line-up: as we know, the voices and experiences of First Nations women, women of colour and women with a disability are vital when addressing sexual assault. 

To stay up to date with the details for the Sydney march, follow its Facebook event. Attendees are invited to attend the march dressed in black, otherwise, just come dressed in comfy shoes and clothing. Protest signs and banners are welcome. You should also adhere to public health directives and bring a mask (and wear it when you can't socially distance).

Women's March 4 Justice is also hosting a national event in Canberra where they'll be marching at Parliament House. A petition will also be presented: you can sign it here. If you can't attend a march in person, you'll also be able to watch the Canberra event live, or you can donate to a GoFundMe page which has been set up to support the marches.

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