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International Women's Day Rally and March 2019 - AASW Victorian Branch

Event Details
Date: 8 March 2019
Time: 5:15pm - 7:30pm
Venue: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
State: Victoria
CPD hrs: 1
Cost:
Organiser: AASW Victorian Branch
Contact

Anneka Farrington or Rosanna Di Grazia

AASW Victorian Branch

aaswvic@aasw.asn.au

(03) 9320 1012

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The Victorian Branch invites members, social work students, and the wider social work community to join us for our inaugural participation in the annual International Women's Day Rally and March 2019.

Meet us on the steps in front of the State Library of Victoria from 5:15pm on Friday 8 March 2019 ready for the 5:30pm start. Look for the AASW Banner!

Let us know if you're planning to attend by registering via the link to your right, otherwise, just turn up on the evening!

To keep updated, follow the AASW Victorian Branch on Facebook.

2019 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MELBOURNE
POLITICAL DEMANDS

We demand:

Justice for First Nations peoples, Indigenous workers’ rights, and land rights

An end to all forms of violence against women and children

An end to all imperialist wars

An end to racism

Access to permanent residence and citizenship rights for all refugees and migrant workers

Secure and decent employment for all, and equal pay for equal work

A living wage for all women in all industries

The right to organise unions and take collective action, including industrial action and solidarity action, free from violence, intimidation, and legal harassment

Health and safety at work, just compensation, and rehabilitation

Paid parental leave and affordable childcare

Full rights and freedom from violence for people of all sexual orientations

Full rights and freedom from violence for trans and gender diverse people

Full rights and freedom from violence for intersex people

Listen to sex worker peer organisations, and support the rights, health, and safety of sex workers, including the full decriminalisation of all forms of sex work

Justice for people with disabilities - freedom from violence, full access to public spaces, and an end to all forms of discrimination

Full reproductive rights for all women

Free and accessible healthcare for all

Affordable housing for all

Social security and a just welfare system

Free and accessible education for all

An end to environmental destruction, and compensation for all victims worldwide

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers