Monthly Archives: March 2018

Letter to IWD rally organisers: Organised harassment of women at International Women’s Day rally

Disgraceful! Where is the accountability?

REAL for women

Guest post by IWD Rally Attendees

For the second year in a row a group of us were harassed at the International Women’s Day rally in Melbourne.terf n swerf harassment instructions

This year the harassment dramatically intensified as a throng of bystanders who’d been given instructional flyers joined a trans identified male and sex industry activists in relentlessly attacking us.

The harassment was so bad we decided to write to the organisers to be sure they know the full extend of what happened and ask them what they will do to ensure our safety next year.

This is the letter we wrote:

ATTN: Melbourne IWD March organising collective

Tuesday 12 March 2018

To the organisers of the Melbourne International Women’s Day 2018 rally,

In the wake of the #metoo movement, women all over the world have been rising up and speaking out against male harassment and violence. We are a group of about 15-20…

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