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.

Help us get to 2,000 signatures

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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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Paula , 5097  /  signed 2020-02-25 07:45:21 +1100
Deborah , 5167  /  signed 2020-02-25 07:29:40 +1100
Kevin , 3400  /  signed 2020-02-25 02:23:18 +1100
"It must be kept going as an Avenue to help their safety.if it makes a difference then why take it away"
Lachlan , 3130  /  signed 2020-02-25 01:17:28 +1100
Greg , 2113  /  signed 2020-02-25 01:08:28 +1100
"Women in this dite situation need all the help they can get. Please retain this valuable service for them."
Denise , 3175  /  signed 2020-02-25 01:03:12 +1100
"Survival is vital n safety no 1 priority…respect these people allow them to be safe it is their rite…taxpayers money..not yours…give to those in desperate need NOW have some empathy"
Pamela , 7216  /  signed 2020-02-25 00:33:29 +1100
Kathleen , 7304  /  signed 2020-02-24 23:25:45 +1100
"You said this week you would kick the door in to save children at risk, well here is your chance. Don’t just restore all DV funding, increase it !"
Carol , 3796  /  signed 2020-02-24 22:42:37 +1100
Stephen , 2034  /  signed 2020-02-24 22:16:56 +1100
"Small thing to makewomensafer"
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