Women in Australia march against sexual violence and injustice

Thousands of women gathered outside Australia’s parliament on Monday to protest against sexual assault against women, and calling for measures to push gender equality. What triggered the outpour? Take a look below

Rampant misconduct

Rallies were triggered a recent wave of allegations of sexual misconduct, abuse, and discrimination in some of the country’s highest ranking political offices.

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Why are women wearing black?

Women were seen wearing black while chanting “We will not be silence”. Protesters claim black represents “strength and mourning”.

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Melbourne’s homage to victims

In addition, protesters in Melbourne carried a white banner running into metres bearing the names of women who faced gendered violence in the country and died since 2008.

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Two petitions ready

Meanwhile, outside the Parliament House in Canberra, protesters are set to deliver two petitions calling for change.

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Attorney-General under radar

Recent rape allegation against Attorney-General Christian Porter stoked the movement. He has denied the alleged assault dating back to 1988.

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PM’s unnamed aide also accused

A former senior adviser to Morrison’s Liberal party has been accused of rape by several women. The man has not been named so far.

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