International Women’s Day

Vision A better promotion of positive Body Image

Equality Rights Alliance celebrated 100 years of International Women’s Day with Sharing Young Women’s Stories, a campaign to fight negative Body Image. For a period of 10 weeks from January to April 2011, a total of 560 signatures were sent to Minister Garrett calling on him to do more to promote positive Body Image.


We are natural women
We have real beauty
We want positive body images

Body Image is a top concern for young women today. We want the Australian Government to take action and we need YOU.

Send the Hon Peter Garrett MP, Minister of Youth a message. Let him know that media, fashion and advertising industries must do more to promote positive Body Image.

We need your voice!

Dear Minister Garrett,

Body Image matters for young women. Yet media, fashion and advertising industries continue to promote unrealistic and unhealthy images of women. This goes against the Voluntary Industry Code of Conduct for Body Image. To celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day in 2011, I’m asking you as Minister for Youth to put the Code of Conduct into force. In the next 12 months, let’s secure 100 media, fashion and advertising agencies as compliant with the Code of Conduct. Let’s publicly promote these 100 agencies and let’s give young women a chance to see images of natural women with real beauty.

Want to have your say?
Paste the message on the left into an email to Minister Garrett (Peter.Garrett.MP@aph.gov.au) or post it to his address below.

The Hon Peter Garrett MP

Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth

PO Box 6022

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600

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