Director of the Sydney International Women’s Day Collective, Anne Barber has set the challenge: in the 1920s, 200,000 women hit the streets to march for their rights. Let’s reach those same numbers this Saturday, March 6.
The annual IWD march kicks off at the Sydney Town Hall at 11am.
Barber extended an invitation this year to young and queer women, who may have missed last year’s event due to the clash in timing with Mardi Gras.
“Nothing is ever cast in stone. You may achieve a policy change, but as regimes change and political parties come and go, there is a fluid environment,” Barber said.
“Unless women are there all the time outlining which policies don’t work or are negative for women, the blokes don’t see the world from a woman’s perspective and don’t know the range of issues that impact upon women.”
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