As a ceaseless women’s advocate and grant-maker focused on addressing the causes of gender based violence, the Victorian Women’s Trust can no longer remain silent about the abuse of women in Australian detention centres.
We are compelled to make safety a priority, joining with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP), and Refugee Advocacy Network as well as many organisations and concerned citizens supporting safe refuge for people seeking asylum. Join us.
“The current practices of our major political parties are dangerous for women, men and children. They are based on moral premises that are causing severe harm, and we must challenge them.”
— Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director
Through the Our Voice Their Safety campaign, we are calling on you and your networks to join with us in raising our voices to improve the situation of women and children on Nauru, demanding our Government endorse an alternative, humane plan for all people seeking asylum in Australia.
"Generally, as an Aboriginal activist and frequent protester, July means two things to me: NAIDOC Week and ensuring my thickest coat has been to the dry cleaner before the worst of winter kicks in."
Breakthrough is a two-day event bringing together big ideas and powerful women and men to the fore; mapping out how we can accelerating the pace of change. It’s a chance to come together and revel in the lives, stories and wit of women. At Breakthrough, you’ll hear from Australian and international thought leaders. We’re talking innovators in social change, experts in their fields and pros at putting equality on the table. We’ll deep dive into issues and find out where we are today, gather momentum as a group, and plan our pathway forward.
Everyone has the right to be safe in their homes, on the streets, at work and in digital spaces.