Women’s lives will be at risk because of decision not to act today

Despite experts providing the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) with 5 evidence-based actions that could be immediately implemented to save women and children’s lives within weeks, these have been ignored by those most authorised to effect real change. 

In a media release published on the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance’s (AWAVA) website, Dr Merrindahl Andrew, AWAVA Program Manager,  said:

“Heads of government have left this meeting having done nothing to address the urgent safety issues experts have laid out; and which contribute to one woman’s future and life being stolen from her every single week. The women and children in danger right now deserve better than this weak commitment to more discussions about possible action in the future”