Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future
Funding the fight for a safer future

Funding the fight for a safer future

Fair Agenda

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
General community in Australia | Victims of crime (including family violence)
Age Demographic
Varied Ages
Project Focus
Human rights | Public safety
Project Area
Australia
Rural/Regional

Project Description

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.

Expected Outcomes

Right now, Fair Agenda are collaborating with partners to campaign for:

1) Improved prevention of gender-based violence: that includes expert-led and evidence-based respectful relationships and comprehensive sexuality education (not more milkshake consent videos). We will be building on our track record pushing dozens of university residences to improve the quality and quantity of their prevention training, and our recent advocacy with End Rape on Campus Australia that put the milkshake consent video and website in the headlines.

2) Proper resourcing of specialist services: so that every victim-survivor reaching out for safety support can get the specialist help they need where they need it, when they need it - and men at risk of using violence aren’t left months without access to behaviour change programs. We will be building on years of impact and partnered campaigning, which has successfully stopped cuts to multiple services and secured millions in additional federal funding.

3) Improved legal responses to survivors: including educating workers so that their responses to victim-survivors are appropriate and trauma-informed, and supporting campaigns for consent and other law reform. Building on our track record of securing abortion law reform in 3 states, and helping shift policies affecting survivors in multiple states.

Project Data & Lessons

Fair Agenda's template for campaign evaluation addresses:

  • Whether or not our campaign achieved its external and internal objectives
  • A review of whether our role was critical in the achieving the campaign objectives (recognising that we work in partnership and on issues with multiple stakeholders)
  • A review of our theory of change and the effectiveness of our strategy for influencing the relevant decision-maker
  • A review of the delivery of tactics within that theory of change (including which were vital to success, and which did not add value)
  • Analysis of stakeholder feedback
  • Analysis of data on public and member engagement, as well as quality and quantity of media coverage.

As a matter of routine, these evaluations are stored on a shared team drive, available for all future staff to access, and shared with our Board. The team frequently contribute to training programs for or with other campaigning organisations focused on social justice, from which lessons from campaigns are shared.

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.

Project Dates

Update
We are seeking support for the next six months of critical campaigning, but given the scale of change needed, anticipate our work in these areas will continue.

Funding Details

$184,500
Funding Needed
$16,500
Current Funding
$200,000
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Tax Deductability Status
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Philanthropic support, crowd funding

Organisation Details

Fair Agenda
ABN: 99 166 475 903

Contact

Renee Carr
Phone: 0435597976

About Fair Agenda

Fair Agenda is a campaigning movement of 43,000 people fighting for a future where our gender doesn’t diminish our safety, financial security or agency over our lives and bodies. We combine the people-power of our movement with that of policy experts, service providers, survivors and other advocates to win change. And we drive strategic campaigning that keeps a spotlight on problems that need solving, builds momentum behind expert-backed solutions, and mobilises community pressure when and where it can have the most impact. Fair Agenda has the expertise, solutions, engaged community, sector-relationships and infrastructure needed to win systemic change we all need and deserve. We have a remarkable record of impact. Already our growing movement has been critical to securing millions in funding commitments from governments, achieving historic law reform in multiple states, stopping almost a billion dollars of cuts to parental leave, and securing policy changes that will affect more than a million women’s lives.