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Keeping women’s safety on the agenda this election

Fair Agenda

Supported beneficiary groups within Women & Girls
Age Demographic
Varied Ages
Project Focus
Project Area
Australia
Rural/Regional
ACT | NSW | NT | QLD | SA | TAS | VIC | WA

Project Description

The upcoming federal election will be make-or-break on women’s safety – the critical moment to ensure the current momentum for gender justice translates into evidence-based change, not just empty promises and spin.

Fair Agenda are seeking your support to strategically mobilise thousands of voters for women’s safety, and drive nationwide campaigning for expert-backed and evidence-based solutions.

Fair Agenda is uniquely placed to drive this work – and impact for women’s safety – at this election. We build on a track record of impact, and bring a unique and vital responsive campaigning model to the feminist sector.

We combine that with the relationships, strategic capacity and engaged membership necessary to meet this moment.
We’re seeking funds to:

  1. Build an election one-stop shop to help tens of thousands of voters understand their local candidates’ positions and commitments on gender-based violence, and to easily contact them to ask them to commit to taking action for women’s safety.
  2. Publish a candidate database to help people understand what candidates across parties have committed to doing for a safer future, including their positions on gender-based violence policy, and their track record on these issues.
  3. Create powerful and engaging content to: reach new audiences and engage them on gendered violence issues; keep the focus on what’s needed for survivors this election; and to grow Fair Agenda’s power to hold the next parliament accountable.

Expected Outcomes

Our focus this election is to:

  • Secure policy commitments from key candidates who could hold balance of power in the next parliament,
  • Push the major parties to strengthen their policies on gender-based violence,
  • Empower voters with information on where their candidates stand on gender-based violence issues, so they can cast an informed vote
  • Show the power of the constituency around women’s safety, to ensure this remains a priority for candidates who represent us in the next parliament,
  • Continue to hold key powerholders to account on these issues, and
  • Grow the size and power of the Fair Agenda movement, to be in the best position to hold the 47th federal parliament to account on gender justice issues

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: March 1, 2022
Project Completes: May 21, 2022

Funding Details

$113,729
Funding Needed
$28,727
Current Funding
$142,456
Total Project Costs
0
Approved Tax Concession Charity
Other Funding Sources
Secured funds from: crowd-funding, and a B-Corp matched donation commitment. Also expecting funds from outstanding grant application.
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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