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PICTURES: Women’s Day a celebration of peace, not war

Mar 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News, Picture story

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INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day marched in to Wellington on Friday, with women and men from around the country promoting peace.

About 150 people marched from Parliament to Civic Square, singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth”.

It was hosted by an international group called Wellington Women Walk 4 Peace.

In its second year, organisers Belinda Bonzon-Liu and Matilde Tayawa-Figuracion say they hope to continue the march as long as people celebrate International Women’s Day.

Te Papa also played host to some key speakers, including a message from former Prime Minister, Helen Clark.

Women marched with signs and posters, showcasing the need for peace.

 

Wellington Rape Crisis was one of the women’s organisations involved with the march.

 

Green MP and spokesperson for women’s issues, Jan Logie (right) listens to a guest speaker outside the Parliamentary Library.

 

Barbara Arnold, left, and Jan Logie get ready to let loose two doves, as Rosemary Barrington watches on.

 

Rosemary Barrington speaks at the Sonja Davies Memorial at Parliament grounds.

 

The Peace march walks from Parliament to Civic Square, singing “Let There be Peace on Earth”.

 

Lunch time shoppers look on as women march down Lambton Quay.

 

Women and men gather at Civic Square to hear from Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

 

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown addresses the crowd.

 

Women join hands to sing “Let There be Peace on Earth”.

 

Some of the helpers and organisers of the march, from left to right, Miriam Villalba, Joycelyn Foo, Matilde Tayawa-Figuracion, Lachlan Mackay, Belinda Bonzon-Liu,  Mary Grey and Elizabeth Jose.

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