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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Denise , 6100  /  signed 2020-01-22 20:20:09 +1100
"Denise Hynd"
Karlee , 6100  /  signed 2020-01-20 01:22:38 +1100
"The vulnerable members of our society have had their services and funding to shelters cut over the last few years. A phone is such a easy service to provide."
Jazmine , 6101  /  signed 2020-01-19 23:03:16 +1100
Rosemary , 4060  /  signed 2020-01-19 13:38:19 +1100
Judith , 2570  /  signed 2020-01-19 10:42:22 +1100
"Judith Croft"
Kerry , 3134  /  signed 2020-01-17 22:52:56 +1100
"To help women and children stay safe they need a means of communication that can’t be traced by perpetrators"
Margaret , 2090  /  signed 2020-01-17 21:00:48 +1100
Eleisha , 3058  /  signed 2020-01-17 18:16:41 +1100
"This government seems allergic to good ideas especially when they save lives and help women!"
Megan , 7248  /  signed 2020-01-17 11:30:58 +1100
Louise , 6015  /  signed 2020-01-17 11:14:01 +1100
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