World March of Women!
The World March of Women in the Year 2000 is a worldwide women-led campaign aiming at the elimination of violence against women and of poverty worldwide, which we see as inter-related. Women working on the seven-month campaign have developed a list of world demands as well as a subsidiary list of Australian demands. These demands include the cancellation of Third World debt, an end to structural adjustment programs, the implementation of legislative frameworks to ensure that rights to pay equity, employment, decent housing, education, health care and social protection, life-long income security and a minimum social wage are protected. Women in 157 countries women have worked together to develop this campaign. Many events have already been held around the country over the course of the past six months since the launch of the campaign on International Women's Day and many more are planned in the lead-up to October 17. The contacts below will be able to give information on forthcoming events in your area. More details will be published in the next issue of The Guardian. PERTH: Jo Dillon (08) 9362 3482 (h) Ruth Ellis 0427 650 013 (mobile) BRISBANE: Linda Shallcross (07) 3366 6985 Mary Ziesak (07) 3880 0164 Brenda Lewis (07) 3207 0024 HOBART: Margot Roe (03) 6223 6152 Andre Poppleton (03) 6231 3212 ADELAIDE: Marilyn Rolls (08) 8269 3879 Cathy Picone (08) 82964357 SYDNEY: Pam Greer (02) 9699 3517 Lynne Smart (02) 9749 7700 NEWCASTLE NSW: Betty Mawdsley (02) 4971 3507 CENTRAL COAST, NSW: Lorraine Spears (02) 4324 2533 MELBOURNE: Sheila Byard (03) 9376 7870 or (03) 9654 7409 Diane Alley (03) 9827 2363 NATIONAL: WMW 2000 National Co-ordinating Committee c/o WILPF GPO Box 2094, Adelaide SA 5001 phone: 08 8296 4357 web site for Australia: http://www.uq.net.au/march2000/ web site for overseas: http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000