International Women's Day 2019 rally and march, Melbourne

Actions, protests & rallies


5:30pm Friday 08 March


State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St
Naarm/Melbourne VIC 3000


Spread the word–this year’s International Women’s Day rally will take place Friday, 8 March 2019 at 5:30pm at the State Library on Swanston Street.


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

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