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 is set to cut funding for the WESNET program that distributes smartphones to survivors of domestic and sexual violence 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.

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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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Emma , 3031  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:57:14 +1100
Anne , 2903  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:56:33 +1100
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Kathryn , 3072  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:45:50 +1100
Katrina , 3451  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:45:09 +1100
Shelley , 3072  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:37:33 +1100
Leia , 4074  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:23:36 +1100
"Funding an experienced, women’s centered Organisation to provide assessments, safety planning and specific technology safety equipment is essential for our community to stay safe."
Suellen , 3265  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:22:03 +1100
"I work with vulnerable families and now – more than ever – women require the basic safety measures of a phone to access help."
Kate , 2515  /  signed 2020-03-30 21:16:00 +1100
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