Currently we feel a rising apathy nearing outright hostility towards the status of women. From the defunding of Domestic Violence shelters and legal aid, to the blind eye the criminal justice system turn towards male violence against women, women always firstly held responsible for the injustices done against them and the last to receive the equal considerations of human rights due to us. We want more for ourselves, for our daughters to live in dignity and safety and not to have to suffer under the removal of our inalienable rights as we are currently seeing.
- It is unjust that a woman’s access to healthcare depends on which state
or territory she resides in.
- It is unjust that one punch laws were introduced immediately after a few
deaths, but over 70 women were murdered last year and no policy
changes in sight.
- It is unjust that the minimal budgets currently offered to domestic
violence shelters are being scrapped.
- It is unjust that paid parental leave is treated as a luxury and not a basic
need of human family life on this earth.
- It is unjust that industries dominated by women are paid significantly
less than male dominated industries. Teaching, nursing, childcare and
administrative services are all essential services.
- It is unjust that older women are left in poverty and homeless after
raising your countries children – 1 in 3 women retire with no
superannuation at all.
- It is unjust that the aboriginal women have lower life expectancy, higher
rates of violence and higher levels of poverty in their own land.
- It is unjust that our daughters are growing up in a climate of sexual
harassment and rape growing exponentially by the proliferation of
pornography and the legalisation of prostitution, which has had the
effect of increasing human trafficking in Australia.
- It is unjust that women who have raised this nations children face
poverty and homelessness in retirement.