women's rights

136 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Bill Shorten, Malcolm Turnbull, Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

Domestic and family violence has no home in Australia

It is estimated that one in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former male partner. The number of women and children escaping violence and seeking a safe place to call home is increasing each year, but the Federal Government does not have a national strategy to ensure access to safe and affordable housing. If you’re escaping domestic and family violence having affordable housing options and appropriate support can mean the difference between being able to safely leave the violence or not. We need political will from all parties to address domestic and family violence, including delivering the full range of safe and affordable housing options women and children so urgently need.  This includes crisis accommodation, social and affordable housing and where it is safe financial support to remain at home. This election, all political leaders need to commit to a national domestic and family violence strategy that includes the full range of safe and affordable housing options. Now is the time for us to stand together to make a change so that women and children escaping domestic and family violence have a home to go to. Domestic and family violence has no home in Australia. Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten - this election our vote will be for a party that commits to investment in affordable housing to support women and their children to be safe from domestic and family violence.

459 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to United Nations, Gillian Bird

Pass the United Nations Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights Resolution

In 2016, with the help of the community, I successfully petitioned the United States Congress to pass the Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights. Together, we codified civil rights for 25 million rape survivors in America. Now I’m asking you to take this movement global.   Sexual violence is a universal issue that demands international recognition. In fact, 1.3 billion people are sexual assault survivors. The United Nations (UN) was founded to protect the equality of all people, regardless of who they are or where they live. Yet, the UN General Assembly has never passed a resolution focused solely on sexual violence. At Rise, we believe justice should not depend on geography. Basic protections against sexual violence and access to justice should be available to everyone, no matter their gender, age, nationality or citizenship. Around the world, protesters are marching to demand recognition and justice for survivors who are denied basic rights and access to justice. Countries are actively reforming sexual violence legislation to improve survivors’ access to justice. This represents a growing global consensus that survivors of sexual violence deserve certain basic rights. For the first time in history, an UNGA Sexual Violence Survivors’ Rights Resolution would enshrine that survivors’ rights are fundamental human rights: With the passage of this United Nations resolution, we will bear witness to all survivors in their pursuit of justice, guaranteeing basic civil rights protections and absolving them of any custom, tradition or religious consideration that may delay or diminish this pursuit. But we need your help. Please sign this petition and demand the leader of your member nation take appropriate steps to review the plight of sexual violence and the injustice survivors face.  Thank You. Amanda Nguyen

Amanda Nguyen
142,174 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to the australian public, the Australian Parliament, The Australian Government

Better lit streets and parks to insure the safety of all women

Last night I was absolutely shocked to my core to learn that Eurydice Dixon , a twenty two year old women was raped and murdered in a Melbourne park walking home from her comedy gig. Her body was discovered around 3 am on a soccer pitch. The nineteen year old man turned himself into police as the news quickly spread. Why am I telling you this? Because as a women I am told not to walk home by myself at night time, or do anything without someone knowing where I am at all times, just incase. As a women I know the all too familiar feeling of calling a friend or picking up the pace when walking around a local street. As a women I share this with you to help build awareness about another young lady who’s life was cut short for NO fault of her own. She wasn’t in the wrong place or wasn’t wearing the wrong clothing. She was attacked by a man who didn’t even know her. Now I know my small Facebook post is not going to change too much but if you can take the time to share, or write your own message about this truely devastating attack, you’ll be sharing the message that violence against women is not okay and that as a community we want to see a change. As numbers continue to rise there will always be strong women right there to fight for what’s right. Please sign this  petition to help me continue to fight for such an important cause. 

Belinda Fraser
289 supporters