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

1,825 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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Karina , 4301  /  signed 2020-02-25 20:36:20 +1100
"So domestic violence survivers can be safe."
Don , 3153  /  signed 2020-02-25 20:35:40 +1100
"Too many women are suffering domestic violence and this is one of few limited ways of escape. The government is supposed to be providing services not running a business for profit (surplus)."
Robert , 4560  /  signed 2020-02-25 20:24:15 +1100
Donna , 3134  /  signed 2020-02-25 20:14:21 +1100
Tracey , 3331  /  signed 2020-02-25 19:19:17 +1100
"People need to be as safe from domestic violence issues as possible. A safe phone to call others at a time of crisis is necessary to do this. It can help to save lives!"
Jenny , 2620  /  signed 2020-02-25 18:58:51 +1100
Sue , 2774  /  signed 2020-02-25 17:31:54 +1100
Ann , 2294  /  signed 2020-02-25 16:59:28 +1100
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Dan , 4075  /  signed 2020-02-25 16:50:13 +1100
"Imperative this service continues!"
Andrea , 4740  /  signed 2020-02-25 16:44:36 +1100
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