Women's March organisers stress rally was about women's rights

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  • Sunday, 10 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: Organisers of the International Women’s Day march have reiterated five demands, including ensuring women’s rights, amidst backlash over the presence of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) participants at the rally.

The organisers said contrary to the moral panic “instigated by the media, and amplified by the political opportunism by individuals in positions of authority,” the rally calls for ending violence based on gender and sexual orientation, banning child marriages, ensuring women’s rights and freedom to make choices over their own bodies and lives, and ensuring a dignified minimum wage of RM1,800, among others.

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