Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Silent Protest Solidarity With India: Rise Up Against Rape

PRESS RELEASE: 11 January 2013

SILENT PROTEST IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIA: RISE UP AGAINST RAPE CULTURE on Saturday 12 January 2013 at the High Commission of India in Wellington.

A silent protest against rape culture, sparked by the recent rape and death of Jyoti Singh Pandey, will take place on Saturday, 12 January 2013 from 1pm at the High Commission of India, 180 Molesworth Street, Wellington.

Twenty-three year-old Jyoti Singh Pandey was gang raped in a bus in New Delhi and thrown from the moving bus with massive internal injuries that led to her death 14 days later on 29th December 2012. The Indian public and Indians internationally have responded in outrage with people of all genders, ages and from all walks of life taking part in protests to challenge attitudes, norms and practices that tolerate or even condone rape, and to demand justice. The protest, although triggered by recent events, is also in recognition of the threat of violence faced by many women, both in India and across the globe.

Those attending the silent protest this Saturday are asked to wear white as a symbol of respect for the Hindu mourning tradition. The silent protest will take place for 30 minutes and will be followed by a few short speeches. Members of the public may bring placards and posters to ‘speak’ and there may be opportunity for others to speak after the main speakers.

--

Contact details:
Email address: riseupagainstrapeculture@gmail.com
Webpage: http://againstrapeculture.wordpress.com/
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/457051331010628/?fref=ts

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice.

Evidently, the National government is similarly desperate for anything that might discredit or derail the Ardern juggernaut, even if that means throwing Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne under a bus More>>

 

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Mental Health Foundation: 'Positive First Steps'

“The heavy reliance on pilots and targeted approaches in the package announced today makes it plain that additional funding will be needed so that activities that work can be made available throughout New Zealand,” says Mr Robinson. More>>

ALSO:

'Gift' To NZ: Synod Considers Third Christchurch Cathedral Option

Members of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch will consider three, not two, options regarding the future of the ChristChurch Cathedral... The new option is for the Synod to gift the Cathedral building to the Government for the people of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Presser: Labour's Water Policy 'Reckless', Says English

The Labour Party has "bumbled into" its policy to charge for water in a "reckless" way that would put a Labour-led government on a collision course with both Maori and other water users, Prime Minister Bill English said at his weekly post-Cabinet press conference.. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election