What is the purpose of March 4 Justice?
We are calling for a change in federal parliament. For all politicians to address and put an end to the issues of sexism, misogyny, dangerous workplace cultures and lack of equality in politics and the community at large.
Is it just women who are involved? What is your approach to diversity?
The March is not just for women. It’s for everyone who wants an end to gendered violence – people from all backgrounds are welcome.
Men are welcome at the event/march as allies and supporters. It’s important, however, that this is a space where women need to be front and centre and have their voices heard. We want men to stand with us and by us.
Speakers: We are an inclusive organisation and are striving to have a set of diverse speakers in each location. Confirmation of speakers will be announced soon.
How can people join the March?
Head to our facebook page March 4 Justice and all the details are there on the events page for each location.
People are welcome to come as they are, or join the group wearing black. Some are wearing black pussy hats – similar to the pink ones from and others are wearing black veils to symbolise their sorrow and grief about the rate of gendered violence.
You can also find your closest location here on our website under – Event & Dates.
If anyone would like to contribute financially to the March, they can support the GoFundMe Campaign, details on the March 4 Justice webpage.
When: Monday 15 March, noon.
Where: Parliament Lawns, Hobart.
Who is Janine Hendry?
By Janine Hendry, 5 March 2021, March4Justice Blog
Well, I don’t think that I had ‘organise a protest rally ‘ on my March Bingo card.
Less than a hundred hours after I sent out a tweet wondering if there were enough people out there who like me were fed up at the woeful response from our government toward the sexual abuse allegations in Parliament and we have indeed become a movement. A movement of people who like me is disgruntled and fed up with the lack of equity that is supporting the obscuration of these alleged sexual assaults.
So who am I?
I am a mother. I have a background in academia but now run a consultancy and studio that supports artists and creatives in their journey toward developing sustainable creative business.
I am motivated by the notion of creating a just and equal society and it is indeed this motivation that sees me take on the challenge of leading this group. Trust me when I say I will not give up until we have real change in our institutions. I am long over hearing about ‘consulting’ or ‘steering groups’ to identify the issues – the issues are clear.
Until that moment when women are truly treated as equal we will not be able to stamp out what is endemic sexual abuse within our major institutions.
I want more than anything to be able to look my 16-year-old son in the eye and know that when it is his time to go out into the world that the role models that he will look up to as a young man will be good, honest men and women who stand up for all. Humans who respect the women they work with, who they sleep with and who they engage with.
It’s 2021 this isn’t too much to ask for.
Source: Tasmanian Times https://www.tasmaniantimes.com/2021/03/hobart-womens-march-for-justice/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hobart-womens-march-for-justice