Stop cuts to survivor safety phone program

Stop cuts to survivor safe phones program

A new phone can be a lifeline when a woman is escaping an abuser. It can help her stay safe, stay connected to support systems and service, and prevent further abuse.

Yet the Morrison Government has just advised that funding for the WESNET program that distributes smartphones to survivors of domestic and sexual violence will be cut in June.

If this decision stands - 600 domestic violence survivors each month will miss out on a new 'safe' phone.

There's still a chance to keep this important program going -- sign the petition to join the campaign to save the safe phones program, and create a wave of backlash Minister Ruston and the Morrison Government can't ignore.

Help us get to 2,000 signatures

1,633 SIGNATURES

Sign the petition:

To Social Services Minister Ruston and the Morrison Government,

Domestic violence is a national crisis, and our governments should be ensuring all the services that can help women and their children get safe are funded to meet demand.

We urge you to reinstate funding to the Safe Technology for Women program, to ensure they can continue providing safe devices to women escaping and recovering from violence.

Signed,

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Michelle , 3915  /  signed 2020-02-12 19:17:52 +1100
John , 4350  /  signed 2020-02-12 09:24:55 +1100
"We have to help all D.V. suffers."
Zemariah , 3020  /  signed 2020-02-12 00:33:48 +1100
Loey , 3219  /  signed 2020-02-11 22:48:27 +1100
"Providing phones to women fleeing violence gives them the security that they can communicate with others without being tracked. This may seem paranoid, however it is very common."
Karen , 4160  /  signed 2020-02-11 16:46:25 +1100
michelle , 2320  /  signed 2020-02-11 11:19:11 +1100
Lorraine , 2219  /  signed 2020-02-11 09:23:26 +1100
"Funding should be restored for this much needed assistance to those leaving domestic violence situations. This funding is part of their lifeline to reconnect to those that can support them away from there dangerous living conditions."
Di , 3056  /  signed 2020-02-11 07:53:31 +1100
Rach , 3228  /  signed 2020-02-10 21:59:03 +1100
"I am a victim and still wait 8
Months for counselling each time in vic"
Susan , 3230  /  signed 2020-02-10 21:07:23 +1100
"Susan Sheahan Finucane"
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