MEDIA ALERT FOR:
<<Day and date of your meeting>> 2016
Contact: <<Name, mobile number, email>>
<<TOMORROW / DATE>> Residents call on <<Name of local member>> to agree to more humane treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia
<<CITY/TOWN>> -- Concerned voters from the electorate of <<Your electorate>> will meet with <<Local member>> to discuss their views on the current treatment of people seeking asylum in Australia.
This meeting will form part of the campaign Our Voice Their Safety, a nationwide action organised by the Victorian Women’s Trust (VWT). As a strong advocate for preventing domestic violence against women, the Trust is asking us to join them in claiming our voices and speaking out against the unacceptable violence occurring against women and children in immigration detention centres.
Specifically, the violence against women in the Nauru immigration detention centre and women who have been released into the community has escalated to appalling levels. The Moss Review into the conditions on Nauru commissioned by the Federal Government in 2014 reported on serious allegations of rape, sexual abuse and the indecent assault of women and children.
We believe that there is a much safer and more humane alternative for women, men and children seeking asylum built on moral premises that respect their human rights and we want to share our views with members of Parliament and we want to give them the opportunity to respond at our meeting.
WHO: <<NAMES OF ATTENDEES>>
For more information about Our Voice Their Safety please see: www.ourvoicetheirsafety.com