Sign to make home safe for every woman

Every day, abusive men rape, beat and murder women. And all too often, this abuse happens at home at the hands of someone she knows.

BUT in more than half of the world’s countries, it is not an explicit crime for a husband to rape his wife.

Sign the petition

Demand all governments take action to make home a safe place for women. We will take this petition to UN Headquarters on 8 March.

The UN has declared home to be the most dangerous place for women. But too often, this violence goes unchecked, and therefore condoned.

In 111 countries – more than 50% of the world’s countries – it is not an explicit crime for a husband to rape his wife.

Every day, an average of 137 women are killed by an intimate partner or family member.

In 2015 we petitioned global leaders to take action and criminalise marital rape. In 2020, we’re asking for your backing once more because while there has been some progress, it has been painfully slow.

Join us. Let’s show the world that Australians believe no man should be given a free pass for abuse.

We’ll take this petition to the UN Headquarters in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women to demand justice for ALL women across the world.

Sign our petition to show the world you won’t let abusive men get away with treating women like property.

Take action now to end his right to violence.

THE PROBLEM

At least one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime – that’s more than one billion women.

Tragically, this violence can lead to murder. Every day, an average of 137 women are killed by a partner or family member.

Why does this happen? Because too often, violence against women is excused. It’s tolerated. It’s accepted.

International Women’s Day is March 8 2020. This is the day when the world unites to stand up for women’s rights everywhere. We’ll be at the UN Headquarters in New York for the Commission on the Status of Women – the world’s largest annual gathering on women’s rights. We’ll be demanding justice for all women.

We’ll be telling governments that enough is enough. This abuse must stop.

Join us. Sign our petition to show the world you won’t let rapists and abusers get a free pass.

As well as demanding laws and their implementation, we will also demand governments call out disrespect towards women, challenge harmful gender stereotypes and promote respectful relationships.

Because EVERY woman has the right to feel safe.

Sign the petition

Demand all governments take action to make home a safe place for women. We will take this petition to UN Headquarters on 8 March.

In Australia, marital rape is a crime.

If you’ve experienced violence and would like to talk to someone, please contact 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). If you are concerned for your safety or that of someone else, please contact the police in your state or territory or call 000 for emergency assistance.

Learn more here.