Kangaroo Island women join March for Justice

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Women on Kangaroo Island joined the national March for Justice on Monday, calling for an end to violence against women and greater accountability from political leaders.

About 10 women marched from the old Kingscote police station to the town hall, carrying placards stating "Stop violence against women" and "Hear our voice".

As they walked down the main street, they yelled "What do we want stopped? - Violence against women!" and "When do we want it stopped? - Now!"

Several women came out from shops or stopped on the pavement and yelled support.

Local KI woman Jeanette Gellard organised the march on short notice after being unable to attend either the Adelaide or Canberra marches.

"I've been reflecting on how I could demonstrate my support and I am sure others locally would like to show their support," she said.

"At its core, it's about equal rights for everyone and everyone in society has a right to be treated equally. It's a fundamental human rights issue.

"The marches today are focussing attention on violence against women and what we would like our government to do to address the issue, not just in Parliament but in society in general."


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