It’s not too late to stop the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – but we need your help. Please take a few minutes to call your Senator to voice your concern. It’s quick, easy, and very impactful.
Here are some tips to help you make the call:
If you’ve never made a call like this before and are a bit nervous, that’s totally understandable. It’s their job to represent you. Just remember you have all the info you need below. It will only take a few minutes and it will be very impactful.
Be polite & respectful.
The calls that have the most impact are the ones that are personal.
You don’t have to be an expert. The point is to let them know that the issue really is important to you and you care about the RCEP’s negative impacts on women’s rights.
If they ask you a question and you don’t know the answer, it’s fine to say that. Tell them you will find out and get back to them. You can ask us by emailing at [email protected] or do your own research.
Thank you for raising your voice – it counts.
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How are women affected by trade deals like RCEP?
RCEP gives special rights for corporations to sue governments over laws that protect women's rights over profits. This means deregulation of essential public services, reduced access to decent work for women, and more temporary migrant women workers exposed to exploitation.
Negotiations also take place in secret, behind closed doors. The public will not see the text until it's signed.
If we stop RCEP, what are we campaigning for in its place?
We'll continue to lobby the Australian Government to only sign trade deals that fulfil, respect and protect the rights of women everywhere. And to ensure women have an ongoing seat at the table to ensure their demands for fairness and social justice are meaningfully heard.