Pay Our Respects invites members of the community to gather for a fifth year on the steps of Parliament House to “Pay Our Respects” to the Australian murdered women of 2022 and shine a very important spotlight on the prevalent yet preventable issue of violence against women.
In 2022, at least 55 Australian women were tragically murdered. This event will ‘pay our respects’ to each one of them in a moving and powerful tribute. The women murdered in 2022 that will be honoured this year will be represented by women from all parts of the community, each holding a numbered placard.
Guest speakers include the Honourable Katrine Hildyard MP, Minister for Women and Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, and the Honourable Michelle Lensink MLC, Shadow Minister for Women.
Attendees are encouraged to bring others and share the facebook event link to their networks. Please let Pay Our Respects know if you plan to attend by choosing “going” on the fb event page.
There is also a place for men at this event. Men are encouraged to show their support of this event, to show solidarity on the issue of gendered violence and to stand alongside women as allies. Ending violence against women cannot rest on the shoulders of some of us – it must involve ALL of us.Visit the facebook event page