On 14th October 2020 VWT was delighted to become a supporter of the campaign for an Australian Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, joining over 40 other organisations.
“A Charter is about ensuring that the values we all share – like fairness, respect, dignity and compassion – are always at the heart of all government decisions, laws and policies.
It’s about clearly listing and articulating all of our human rights and freedoms so that everyone from school kids to new Australians can know their rights and understand what we value and prioritise as a community.
Importantly a Charter also provides a powerful tool to challenge injustice and means if someone has their rights violated they can take action and seek justice.“
In signing on to this joint submission, the Victorian Women's Trust joins 70+ other organisations and individuals calling for a gender-responsive COVID-19 recovery over the immediate and longer term.Read more
VWT partnered with Gender Equity Victoria and 100+ Victorian women's organisations to release a joint statement on ten things the Government must do to address the impacts of COVID-19 on women and gender diverse people.Read more
On October 16th 2020 VWT Operations Manager Maria Chetcuti, along with a group of interested women, made a submission to members of the Members of the AEC Redistribution Committee on the naming of the proposed new federal electorate in Victoria following the 2021 redistribution.Read more
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