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Keeping women’s safety on the agenda in the first 100 days of the 47th Australian parliament

Fair Agenda

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Varied Ages
Project Focus
Project Area
Australia
Rural/Regional

Project Description

Fair Agenda are seeking core capacity support to drive accountability on issues of women’s safety and gender equality in the first 100 days of the new federal parliament.

The current attention on gender-based violence has focused a consistent spotlight on the problems. It’s going to take consistent and strategic campaigning in the long term to ensure this momentum secures meaningful change, and isn’t just dismissed with empty promises and spin.

Fair Agenda are working with partners to keep these issues on the agenda at the election, and to mobilise thousands of voters for expert-led solutions to gendered violence. Whoever makes up the next parliament, we need to be ready to keep our movement’s issues on the agenda.

Fair Agenda are seeking financial support to drive targeted campaigning on safety and equity issues in the first 100 days of the new parliament.

A new parliament could bring new opportunities and threats to creating a safer future. We need support to ensure we have the core capacity to rapidly respond and adapt strategies to drive progress in the new parliament. With your support for our core capacity in this critical period the Fair Agenda team will be able to:

  • mobilise our members to hold candidates accountable to any positive pledges they’ve taken,
  • identify and brief potential champions to advance reform,
  • drive strategic mobilisation around reforms due to come before the new parliament,
  • rapidly response to unpredictable opportunities and threats

Expected Outcomes

With your support Fair Agenda will be able to translate momentum built around our movement’s priority issues into the next parliament.

The first 100 days of a new parliament are critical to setting the agenda for the coming term. This work will be critical to ensuring that the momentum built around women’s safety and action on gendered violence continues into this new parliament, and isn’t crowded out by the priorities of corporate lobbyists, or industries who will be throwing everything they can at shaping government and crossbench priorities.

Fair Agenda’s focus in this critical period will be driving strategic campaigning and mobilising targeted community pressure on the issues critical to ensuring a safer future, and to ensure these issues are on the desk of any critical crossbench MPs or Senators.

A key early outcome in the first 100 days will be focused on ensuring that the parliament delivers on the recommendations that the Set the Standard report outlined should be made within 6 months of its delivery.

More broadly, we will be particularly focused on securing progress in our key areas of federal focus: prevention of gender based violence, proper resourcing of specialist services, improved legal and institutional responses to survivors, and safer workplaces and parliament.

Project Data & Lessons

Fair Agenda's template for campaign evaluation includes:

  • review of our theory of change and the effectiveness of our strategy for influencing the relevant decision-maker,
  • review of the delivery of tactics within that theory of change,
  • 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 saved on a shared drive for the entire staff team, available for all current and future staff to access, and shared with our Board.

The staff team are part of professional networks facilitated by Australian Progress, through which we frequently share lessons and contribute to training programs for or with other campaigning organisations focused on social justice, from which lessons from campaigns are shared.

Project Dates

Project Commences: May 22, 2022
Project Completes: August 30, 2022

Funding Details

$116,193
Funding Needed
$24,762
Current Funding
$140,955
Total Project Costs
0
Other Funding Sources
Existing philanthropic support; regular and once-off member donors; grant applications.
Other Support Opportunities
Pro bono services

Organisation Details

Fair Agenda
ABN: 99 166 475 903

Contact

Renee Carr
Phone: 0435597976

About Fair Agenda

Fair Agenda exists to accelerate progress to a fair and gender equal future. We do this by driving strategic campaigns and mobilising a powerful campaigning movement.
We leverage online, social and media campaigning tactics to put issues of gender equity on the agenda for decision-makers; working in partnership with service providers, policy experts, and people with lived experience to change the policies that shape people’s lives.
Fair Agenda brings a unique and critical moment-driven campaigning model to the
feminist sector – vital infrastructure to drive maximum impact in high potential
moments. We combine this with the expertise, relationships, strategic capacity and organisational and community membership infrastructure necessary to drive strategic and ongoing campaign impact.
Fair Agenda builds on a track record of impact. Our movement has already been critical to: securing millions in funding commitments to address family violence, achieving historic abortion reform in multiple states, securing safe access zone protections across the country, stopping almost a billion dollars of cuts to parental leave. With a staff team of less than 4 FTE supporting our 43,000 strong movement we have already secured policy changes that will affect more than a million women’s lives.

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