As part of AWAVA’s ‘Priorities for Women’ activities, AWAVA sent letters to all major parties asking them about their policies for addressing violence against women and girls; their views of the challenges; their commitment to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their funding commitments.
We asked the following four questions (in no more than 500 words per question) and requested meetings with the politicians that hold the violence against women portfolio:
1.What are your party’s major priorities for addressing violence against women and their children?
2. What does your party see as the major challenges in addressing violence against women and their children?
3. Given that ending violence against women and girls requires long-term investment and a sustained approach, will your party continue to commit to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Their Children 2010-22?
4. What funding commitment is your party making to address and prevent violence against women and their children?
Here’s what they had to say, unedited:
- The National’s Response
- The Australian Liberal Party’s Response
- The Green’s response
- Australian Labor Party Response
What is the Priorities for Women Project?
The ‘Priorities for Women‘ project encourages women to vote independently, effectively and in an informed manner; it is a joint National Women’s Alliances project led by Equality Rights Alliance.