Women cannot be left to carry the social and financial burden of recovery from the pandemic. Women cannot live with housing insecurity or homelessness.
Help WEL to campaign for effective immediate and longer-term government responses to support women through the crisis and preserve and build on advances already achieved.
Donate direct to WEL lobbying and campaigns by donating on this page, to the left. Please note, donations via this website are not tax deductible.
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WEL is powered by passionate and committed feminists, who volunteer and dedicate their time and professional expertise to lobbying governments and working collaboratively with allied organisations.
With your donation WEL can employ campaign and administration staff to activate the tireless efforts of volunteers across all WEL’s work, including the Women Ageing Well campaign.
For WEL to keep on delivering in this time of crisis we need your financial support. Your donations power the WEL engine each week, and keep us going each year.
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Women Ageing Well
A home of her own. Securing housing for women at any age - social, rented or owned
Over the next 18 months, the Women Ageing Well campaign will build a community of allies and support, and will lobby the NSW and Federal Government to:
- Lower the qualifying age for priority social housing in NSW, currently 80 years of age
- Increase the supply of social housing by an extra 5,000 homes a year for the next 10 years through inclusion of social housing infrastructure into the NSW Government’s post-pandemic investment
- Provide adequate and sustainable funding to meet demand for homelessness services, and ensure that they respond to the needs of culturally diverse communities, and women and children who need them
- Improve protections for and assistance to renters by amending the NSW legislation to increase protections for vulnerable women of all ages
- Increase funding of specialist women’s refuges and other front-line services dealing with violence against women from the Commonwealth/State fund, based on policy and reform proposals that put the safety and well- being of women and children first.
Together with our feminist partners WEL will also address the key policies driving women into social, emotional and financial insecurity.