Women’s March for Climate – All Welcome – VIC
This event is part of the Autumn Rebellion, a week of mass disruption of Melbourne to demand climate and ecological action NOW.
Theme colour: Green, Purple and White!
Sign up here to volunteer: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/melbourne-autumn-rebellion
The climate emergency is a women’s emergency! Around the globe, it is women who are already being disproportionately affected by the changing climate, and it is women who will shoulder more of this burden as the crisis worsens. The majority of the poor on this planet are women, and it is the poor who are being hit first, and will be hit hardest, by extreme weather events, lack of fresh water, failing crops and civil unrest. In every nation, rich or poor, women’s hard-won rights will be at risk of being eroded or lost completely if civilisation begins to break down.
At the same time, women’s empowerment is an important part of the solution. When women and girls are educated and can participate on more equal terms, communities and governments make better, more informed decisions on how to create sustainable futures. Women’s voices must be included and amplified as we envision a new way forward that incorporates gender equality as a fundamental principle.
Join Extinction Rebellion as we stand in solidarity with women around the world, and in particular First Nations women of this country, who fight for environmental justice and carry the future in their hands.