Right now we have an unprecedented opportunity to secure a safer future. Calls for justice from across our communities have pushed governments to announce a national summit, consultations and reform processes. But ensuring these opportunities lead to evidence-based change will require massive, persistent and strategic campaigning pressure. The next six months will be critical – and will shape government responses for years to come. The Morrison Government is hosting a National Women’s Summit and preparing a new National Plan To Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children to guide the next 12 years, multiple states have commenced law reform processes, and there is a federal election looming. We must ensure these lead to meaningful change. Fair Agenda brings campaigning expertise and people-power to collaborations with policy experts, services and survivors. Right now our movement is working with partners to campaign for stronger prevention of gender-based violence, better access to services and improved legal responses for survivors. We bring the campaigning expertise, engaged movement, sector relationships, strategic capacity and nimble approach needed to help drive impact in moments exactly like this.
But we’re in a capacity trap. We need to urgently expand our capacity to realise the unprecedented opportunity in this moment, and to increase our movement’s collective power to achieve major change now, and in the moments still to come.