The Victorian Greens today announced their election commitment to keep women and children safe with a new Victorian Family Violence Action Plan, matched with $100 million in new annual funding to deliver more prevention programs, more crisis support services and better safety and support within the justice system.
The Australian Greens are calling on all politicians not to attend World Congress of Families, following more harmful repetitions of the completely discredited myth connecting abortion and breast cancer.
The Greens have a long and proud history of standing up for Australian women. We believe in equality for all women in all aspects of life and are committed to seeing these values reflected in our laws and society.
The Greens are pushing for urgent action to tackle Australia’s domestic violence crisis, with more than one woman per week dying at the hands of a current or former partner. Front line services, shelters and housing providers are overstretched and underfunded. We must make sure no-one facing violence is left to walk alone. The Greens are committed to ensuring that all women receive equal pay for equal work and have equal opportunity to succeed in male dominated industries.
We believe all women should have access to family-friendly workplaces, flexible hours and affordable child-care. We will always stand up for a woman’s right to choose and access to free, confidential women’s health services. There is no place for gender discrimination in our society. We will continue to fight it in all its forms and stand up for gender equality against outdated conservative attitudes.
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