women's rights

A Real Fashion Revolution

Local Perth women Alysha Harkins and Gilliane Burford have launched a major campaign so you can wear your “Made in Bangladesh” clothes with pride.

As founders of new non-profit, MADEgram, the two have joined the crowdfunding revolution to raise the funds to develop an app to bring about lasting change in the Bangladesh garment industry.


Demand Equal Pay in 2011 - ASU rally and march, 8 June 2011

8 June was a National Day of Action, with rallies across Australia demanding pay equity for workers in the community and health sector. The rally in Melbourne was held in wet and wintry conditions, but as one speaker said, these did not dampen workers’ resolve to pursue the pay increases that Fair Work Australia had just announced they were entitled to. Several thousand gathered outside Trades Hall to hear speakers before marching through the CBD to Parliament House to make their voices heard there.


Cairns abortion trial: pro-choice campaign gains momentum

Pro-choice supporters are intensifying their campaign in the lead up to the abortion trial which begins in Cairns on October 12. The Saturday before the trial will see a national day of protest aimed at pressuring the Bligh government to have the charges dropped and repeal the anti-abortion laws.

Pro-Choice Action Collective activist, Kathy Newnam said “the Cairns couple should not be facing trial, because the laws under which they are being tried should not exist. Women have the right to control their own bodies.


Cairns abortion case trial date set: Pro-choice supporters plan national protest

Pro-choice supporters are gearing up for a national day of protest on the Saturday before the Cairns abortion case goes to trial. The trial has been set down for October 12. Rallies will be held across the country on October 9 to demand the dropping of the charges brought under Queensland’s anti-abortion laws against a couple in Cairns.

“When a woman and her partner are facing trial under the abortion laws, it is time to take action”, said Pro-Choice Action Collective activist, Kathy Newnam.


Brisbane: Pro-choice campaign to confront anti-abortion bigots

Pro-choice campaign to confront anti-abortion bigots

Week of action to be launched at International Women’s Day rally

The Pro-Choice Action Collective will launch a week of action at this Saturday’s International Women’s Day rally to be held at 10:30am in King George Square.


Brisbane: Pro-choice rally to demand government action

A pro-choice rally will be held in Brisbane on November 21 as part of the ongoing campaign against the prosecution of a Cairns couple under Queensland’s anti-abortion laws.

The rally will demand the dropping of the abortion charges and the repeal of the anti-abortion laws.

Pro-Choice Action Collective activist, Kathy Newnam said “The laws under which the Cairns couple have been charged should not exist. Abortion should not be on the criminal code. Abortion has been decriminalised in the ACT (2002) and Victoria (2008) and it’s high time that Queensland did the same.