Women fight back against sexual assault: Be part of #March4Justice on March 15

International Women's Day march in Brisbane in 2019.
International Women's Day march in Brisbane in 2019. Photo: Alex Bainbridge

Women, allies and supporters have had enough when it comes to sexual assault and rape. That is why they will be taking to the streets and surrounding parliaments on March 15.

In the wake of rape allegations against a cabinet minister and parliamentary staffers, women across Australia have come together under the banner of March4Justice to organise protests and demand justice.

The women’s March4Justice is calling for:

  • A full police investigation of rape and sexual assault allegations, and misconduct by Members of Parliament and staff;
  • An independent wide reaching review commissioned by the High Court of gendered violence in Australia’s parliaments including federal parliament;
  • Australia-wide strategies for deep cultural change in work places, and the political and criminal justice systems, focused on promoting equality, respect, fairness, integrity and a level playing field for all; and
  • A federal ICAC – Independent Commission Against Corruption

To get in touch with March4Justice check out their websiteFacebook or Twitter.

Below is a list of the March 15 protests. Green Left is encouraging everyone to get along and make them as big as possible.

Adelaide
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, 12 noon 
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Albany
Anzac Peace Park, 12 noon
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Alice Springs
Court Lawns, 1pm
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Albury
QEII Square, 12 noon
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Armidale
Beardy Street Mall, 12 noon
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Ballarat
Alfred Deaking Place, 12 noon
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Bega 
Kisses Lagoon, 12 noon
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Bellingen
Maam Gaduying Meeting Place Park, 11am (March 14)
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Bendigo 
View Point / Rosalind Park piazza, 12 noon
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Brisbane
King George Square, 12 noon
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Bunbury 
Anzac Park (in front of Library), 1 pm 
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Bundaberg
Courthouse, 5.30pm
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Byron
Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 12 noon
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Cairns
The Esplanade, 4pm (March 14)

Canberra
Parliament House, 12 noon
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Coffs Harbour
City Square (TBC), 12 noon
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Darwin
Raintree Park, 12 noon
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Geelong
Geelong Trades Hall, 5.30pm
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Gosford
Gosford Waterfront, 12 noon
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Hobart
Paliament Lawn, 12 noon
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Katherine
Courthouse Lawns, 12 noon
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Iluka
Country Women’s Association, 12 noon
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Lismore
Pride Corner (next to Lismore Transit Centre), 12 noon
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Melbourne
State Library, 12 noon
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Newcastle
Civic Park, 12 noon
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Nowra
Jellybean Park, 12 noon.
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Perth
Forrest Place, 11 am (March 14)
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Rosebud
Rosebud Pier, 12 noon
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Seaford
Railway station, 4.30pm
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Shearwater
Muse Cafe, 12 noon

Somerville
TBC, 12 noon
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Sunshine Coast
Cotton Tree Park, 4pm

Sydney
Sydney Town Hall, 12 noon
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Talbot
Across Rd Talbor Primary School, 12 noon

Taree
Fotheringham Park, 12 noon
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Toowoomba
Cnr Margaret & Hume St (in Queens Park), 12 noon
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Torquay – Surf Coast
Front Beach Torquay, 8 am 
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Townsville
Illich Park, 4.30pm
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Wagga Wagga
Railway station, 12 noon
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Wangaratta
King George Gardens, 12 noon
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Warrnambool
Civic Green, 12.30pm
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Wodonga
Sumsion Gardens, 6pm
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Wollongong (bus to Canberra)
Lowden Square, Opp. Wollongong Railway  Station, 7.45am
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