Women’s organisations will rally on the steps of the GPO next Tuesday 13 November 2007, from 11am – 1pm to speak about what issues will be driving their votes at the Federal Election.
Coordinated by the Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition (VIRWC), more than 15 organisations have thrown their support to this rally and emails have been circulating around Victoria promoting the rally and inviting women to come and speak out.
Women from all walks of life will come. Politicians were invited to listen and lend support by being there, but not to speak.
On the flyer, the organisers say:
“If women don’t vote, then their voice will never be heard. United…we will make a difference!”
At the rally, women will be holding orange and purple balloons with their issues written on them.
Aboriginal women are invited to speak out about the Northern Territory issue too.
A national statement on the NT intervention issue from WomenSpeak, a national consortium of women’s organizations around Australia, will be will be handed out on the day of the rally.
It’s possible to organise interviews to be held directly with immigrant and refugee women – many with strong networks within their ethnic/faith based communities. Please contact Melba Marginson, Executive Officer, VIRWC, 0418 389 135
When: Tuesday 13 November 2007, 11am – 1pm
Where: On the steps of the old GPO (General Post Office) on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne
What to wear: Something purple (women) and/or orange (harmony).
For more info about this rally contact:
Contact Melba Marginson, EO – VIRWC, phone 9654 1243 or 0418 389 135
The Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition (VIRWC)