As women around the country rise up in a bid for equality, justice and respect, a force of local women have mobilised to deliver a series of events in solidarity with the nationwide March 4 Justice movement.
This Sunday March 14 at 11am, the Bellingen March 4 Justice rally will take place at Maam Gaduying Meeting Place Park.
Then, on Monday March 15, a mock funeral to the patriarchy Stand In Solidarity With The Sisterhood, will take place at Lavenders Bridge at 9.30am, coinciding with the nationwide March 4 Justice action.
Bellingen March 4 Justice Rally organiser, Jennie Fenton acknowledged the event will be emotional for many.
"The Bellingen March 4 Justice event will have a strong focus on the 'where to from here' for our community, as well as adding our voices and presence to the national protest and demands," she said.
"A number of services will have a presence on the day and we encourage everyone to be looking out for each other and seeking any support you may need."
The March 4 Justice events on Sunday and Monday are a precursor to an upcoming interactive public art installation Her Stories 4 Justice, where the women of Bellingen can share their stories of injustice and hopes for the future.
A key element of the work is the creation of 'Womanifesto' where participants can share their ideas for change in response to the question, "What can we do as a community to create a better world for women?"
Exhibition organiser Jane Grant commented:
"Her Stories 4 Justice is an opportunity for the women of Bellingen to tell their stories of injustice, inequality, disrespect, sexual harassment and sexual abuse - in a safe, inclusive and anonymous way, that is also highly visible.
"The stories and vision that emerge from this process form the beating heart of the March 4 Justice movement in Bellingen and will serve as an important record told through the female lens."
If you would like to participate or experience the live art, visit Sourced Salvage Studio, Hyde Street, Bellingen between April 3-17.
A closing event to mark the end of the public exhibition is scheduled for Saturday April 17.
Bellingen March 4 Justice
Contact: Jennie Fenton, ph: 0417026206, e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sun March 14
Time: 11am start
Location: Maam Gaduying Meeting Place Park
Bellingen: Her Stories 4 Justice
Contact: Jane Grant, ph: 0411 512 801
Date: Sat Apr 3 - Sat Apr 17, 8am-5pm
Location: Sourced Salvage Studio, Hyde Street, Bellingen
Closing event: Sat April 17, 1-3pm