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In recent weeks Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and Dhanya Mani have reminded us that there is still so much to do to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have access to justice.

Despite improvements in the lives of women and girls as a result of the women’s rights movement, women in Australia continue to experience violence, sexism, and misogyny. Trans women and gender diverse people experience sexual violence at twice the rate of the general population.

Australia has signed up to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. This means that it committed to take action so Australian women can enjoy their fundamental rights and freedoms.

We have to be frank. This isn’t happening. The Australian government isn’t doing enough. 

Our leaders - and particularly Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese - must stand up for women’s and girls' rights. They need to take action so that every single woman and girl in this country will be safe.

Together, we can pressure our leaders to commit to building an Australia where women and girls are safe. Please take action now and call on our leaders to ensure women's rights are protected and defended.

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  Our Petition
 
 
Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison MP
Leader of the Opposition the Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Leader of the Australian Greens Mr Adam Bandt MP

Dear Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, and Leader of the Australian Greens Mr Adam Bandt MP,

On 17 August 1983 Australia signed the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

In doing so, and in accordance with Article 3 of CEDAW, Australia committed to take all appropriate measures to ensure the full development and advancement of women, for the purpose of guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms on a basis of equality with men.

In recent weeks Grace Tame, Brittany Higgins and Dhanya Mani have reminded us that there is still so much to do to ensure that women in Australia can enjoy their human rights and fundamental freedoms on the basis of equality with men.

As leaders, we call on you to commit to systemic change and to an Australia where women and girls are safe, and their human rights are protected and defended.

Yours sincerely,