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Rise for Olga

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday, 26 May 2015, Cassy O'Connor MP


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

That the House:

1. Understands that 39 women have been killed by men in Australia this year;

2. Acknowledges with deep sadness the death of 37 year old, Olga Dizon, on the 14th of May last;

3. Recognises that while Olga was number 37 on that awful list of tragedies, she was also a daughter, sister and friend, who 'shone a light wherever she went';

4. Notes that from this horrific incident, the group 'Rise for Olga' has begun, its aim to stand up and speak up on men’s violence against women;

5. Thanks the Filipino community of Tasmania for bringing a stunned and grieving community together, with more than 200 people united in a candlelight vigil on Parliament House Lawns to commemorate the life of Olga Dizon; and

6. Calls on all Members and Tasmanians to support Rise for Olga in their campaign, and to never stay silent about men’s violence against women.

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