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Issue #1493      16 March 2011

International Women’s Day – Perth

On Tuesday last week (08-03-2011), round 60 people joined the March through the malls of Perth being lead by Marianne Mackay from the deaths in Custody Watch Committee who acknowledged the march would transverse the lands of her grandfather. Marchers listened to speakers along the route on the history of International Women's Day, the role of Egyptian women in history and in the recent uprising, the realities of the treatment faced by refugee women and their children in Australian detention centres and the ongoing struggles today.

Along route marchers called for pay equity and attracted much attention from shoppers with colourful banners, balloons and whistles. The march ended to cheers from unionists as marchers in an act of solidarity joined up with the UnionsWA women's day gathering for pay equity.  

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