Women cannot rebuild their lives and protect their children without access to safe and secure housing. There is no reason why Australia can not provide safe homes to women and children fleeing violence.
In the lead up to the Women’s Economic Safety Summit and throughout Homelessness Week we are calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to invest urgently in social housing to provide a safety net for women fleeing domestic violence.
Can you sign our petition calling on the Federal Government to take action now.
In 2020, HAAG hosted an event, At Risk: Older women facing homelessness in Australia at which we launched research that identifies an estimated 405,000 women aged 45 and over to be at risk of homelessness in Australia. This year, we are holding a follow-up event, At-Risk 2021, based on participant feedback that it’s time to shift the agenda from awareness to action.
Older women risk being left behind by policies that fail to address the precarity of their housing. What needs to happen to change this?
At-Risk 2021 will be opened by Senator the Hon Jane Hume. A political panel includes Tanya Plibersek MP, Senator Larissa Waters, Zali Steggall MP and Penny Leemhuis, lived experience advocates. Breakout sessions will focus on housing and family and domestic violence, local-scale solutions, and influencing for political change
Don’t miss this forum on Friday the 17th of September 10:30 – 1pm EST.