ACT Legislative Assembly

Closed e-Petition

Subject:Monumental Women
Eligibility:Residents of ACT
Sponsor:Ms Suzanne Orr MLA
Principal Petitioner:Jasiri Australia
 Canberra, ACT
 Canberra, ACT
No. of Signatures:223
Posting Date:22/02/2021
Closing Date:01/06/2021
Referred to Minister:02/06/2021
Responded To:No

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TO: The Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly
The following residents of the ACT draw to the attention of the Assembly:

Of the public statues that dot the ACT, the overwhelming majority are of men;
Of the suburbs and streets named after people, overwhelming majority are named after men; and
It is important for women and girls to have women role models present and celebrated in the public space after whom to model themselves, as they cannot be what they cannot see.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the Assembly to call on the ACT Government to:

Look to promote equality and diversity in the people we recognize through public commemoration;
Increase the prominence of women in place naming conventions across the territory; and
Identify opportunities to increase the representation of women, especially of diverse backgrounds and First Nations leaders in our public statues.

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