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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Craig , 6081  /  signed 2020-02-24 15:25:52 +1100
Jill , 3237  /  signed 2020-02-24 15:21:55 +1100
Amanda , 2745  /  signed 2020-02-24 14:19:34 +1100
"How can this even ne happening after what has just happened in Brisbane?"
Nicky , 4285  /  signed 2020-02-24 13:30:44 +1100
"Because every woman deserves a phone to help them escape when they feel in danger"
Sheryl , 4508  /  signed 2020-02-24 13:20:29 +1100
"Sheryl Douglas"
rita , 5158  /  signed 2020-02-24 12:23:58 +1100
"safety of people depends on this program"
Mark , 3215  /  signed 2020-02-24 12:14:54 +1100
"Because its absurd that funding is being cut when one woman a week is being murdured"
Alex , 2750  /  signed 2020-02-24 12:08:02 +1100
Marion , 2500  /  signed 2020-02-24 12:03:58 +1100
"We have a moral duty to ensure women are able to safely escape violent relationships."
Gordon , 2573  /  signed 2020-02-24 12:02:56 +1100
"If you are serious about protect women’s lives you must fund this important program."
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