The Violence Against Women Action Group works to challenge the consistently high levels of domestic and other violence experienced by women in society and to promote and maintain the issue in the national political agenda.
Domestic violence impacts on all aspects of victims’ lives, including in areas such as housing and access to employment. In the area of employment strategies to allow victims access and the ability to maintain paid employment whilst experience or leaving situations of violence is vital.
Open letter to Southern Cross Austereo re: Lathamland
It is of great concern to the Women's Electoral Lobby that Southern Cross Austereo would give Mr Latham a platform on Triple M Sydney where he can normalise and rationalise domestic violence as a "coping mechanism".
- We request Triple M issue a formal apology to Ms Batty and all women who are survivors of domestic violence for his factually incorrect comments.
- We further request Triple M donate the revenue raised through Lathamland to the National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line.
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The WEL/OWN submission is also one of the only submissions so far to link housing stress and homelessness amongst older women with their experiences of abuse and violence. In doing so the submission draws on research from OWN, the Mercy Foundation and WEL’s 2015 Affordable Housing Policy.
WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SAFETY PROGRAM
- Organisations that support WEL's Women and Children's Safety Program
- Women and Children's Safety Program Petition
- Women and Children's Safety Program Proposal
- Letters to the Prime Minister, state Premiers and territory Chief Minister