In response to the overturning of Roe v Wade by the US Supreme Court, and attacks on women’s rights by right-wing politicians in both Australia and abroad; thousands of people rally in Melbourne to stand in solidarity with abortion rights.

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Chaired by Liz Walsh of the Victorian Socialists, speakers at the rally included:

  • Dorinda Cox, Yamatji-Noongar woman and Greens Senator for Western Australia.
  • Wil Stracke, Victorian Trades Hall Assistant Secretary.
  • Cecilia Judge, Frontline health worker and delegate with VAHPA.
  • Jamal Hakim, managing director of MSI Australia (formally Marie Stopes) a leading global advocate for reproductive rights.
  • Esme James, sex history researcher and prolific TikToker.
  • Chris Giddings, trans rights activist.
  • Anneke Demanuele, leading student activist and socialist.
  • Kath Larkin, rail worker and union delegate with the Rail, Tram and Bus Union.

Matt Hrkac is an award-winning photographer and photojournalist based in Geelong and works across Melbourne and throughout Victoria, covering predominantly the social justice beat.

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