It was uplifting to see so many women and men in the March 4 Justice demonstrations throughout the country recently, including the one in Cairns. The courage of the survivors who spoke out was both moving and inspiring.
March 4 Justice is calling for the government to
- conduct full independent investigations into all cases of gendered violence and timely referrals to appropriate authorities with full public accountability for the findings;
- fully implement the 55 recommendations in the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Respect@Work report of the National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces 2020;
- lift public funding for gendered violence prevention to world’s best practice. and
- enact a federal Gender Equality Act to promote gender equality. It should include a gender equity audit of Parliamentary practices.