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Women's Safety & Security Archives - Women's Funding Network

Raising Public Awareness Through Digital Advocacy

 

“The current practices of our major political parties are dangerous for women, men and children. They are based on moral premises that are causing severe harm, and we must challenge them.”

— Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director, Victorian Women’s Trust, Australia

 

In Australia, immigration is an issue mired in political jousting, leaving the vulnerable at risk. Lawmakers are under intense scrutiny for their current policy that mandates any refugee or asylum seeker who arrives by boat must be sent to Nauru or Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island for offshore processing (read more). Here, their basic protections are denied and abuse is often condoned.

For women this can be particularly dangerous, with many reports revealing that women are routinely abused and raped.

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Bulgarian Fund for Women’s Provocative Campaign to Put a Face to Gender-Based Violence

 

One in four Bulgarian women—that is over one million—are victims of physical or sexual violence.

Of these women, 67% did not report these acts of violence to the authorities due to feelings of guilt or shame. With the #Every4th campaign, the Bulgarian Fund for Women (BFW) decided it was time to change this.

Through an animated video (above), their 16-day, call-to-action campaign asked: What is the true face of violence?

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New IWPR Report Shines a Spotlight on Women’s Health and Safety Across the U.S.

New data released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), as part of its Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, finds wide disparities across the states and among racial/ethnic groups when it comes to women’s health and safety.

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