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1 in 4 Australian women have experienced violence from an intimate partner. Yet despite this epidemic level of violence, our federal government is still leaving women in harm’s way – without the service support they need to escape their abusers.
To change this horrifying reality, we need to make the community call for action around this issue so loud the government can’t afford to ignore it.
To help make that possible, Ethical Jobs are matching all donations to Fair Agenda’s campaign for full funding of family violence services, up to $10,000!
We know the federal government are already considering next year’s budget – deciding which areas they will prioritise in spending negotiations. That’s why we need to step up our campaign efforts now; and build the community pressure behind the call for full funding of family violence services.
We’ve already proven that when we work together and speak out about this issue, we can influence funding decisions.
Fair Agenda’s campaign efforts on budget night this year helped secure $4 million of additional funding for critical counselling service 1800 RESPECT. Then, in September, when new Prime Minister Turnbull announced the government’s new funding package, FairAgenda was able to work with services to provide critical information on the thousands of women still unable to access the service support they need to safely escape their abuser. Together, we made sure this information continued to cut through in key media coverage.
Now we have to work together to ramp up the campaign up again. And we have a plan:
- Work with family violence survivors and experts to keep this issue in the headlines;
- Put pressure on key decision-makers to commit the funding needed to tackle the national crisis;
- Support Fair Agenda members to mobilise in their local communities and put this on the agenda for their local MP; and
- Mobilise in big, bold actions that make this issue impossible to ignore.
But Fair Agenda needs your support to help make this plan a reality.
Fair Agenda needs to raise a further $20,000 to make the critical next phase of the campaign possible.
Can you donate $25 or more to help make sure our community can keep building the pressure behind the call for full funding of family violence services? Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by our friends at Ethical Jobs up until 31 December 2015.
--If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.--