A secret trade deal that will give even more power to global corporations at the expense of women’s rights was just finalised.
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) could erode women’s rights at work; threaten their access to crucial, life-saving medicines; and increase unpaid labour.
But we still have a chance to stop Australia giving it the final green light.
Labor MPs, Senators and the crossbench, are divided over the trade deal because of the potential harm they do to workers.
If you donate today we’ll:
Organise a media attention grabbing action at Parliament House to ramp up the pressure on MPs and Senators to block this deal
Help deliver the names of over 18,000 people like you who have signed our petition
Turn out activists, and mobilise supporters across the country to make calls and write letters to Labor and crossbench Senators to stand up for women’s rights and not the rights of big global corporations.
But we can only power this campaign with the support of incredible ActionAid supporters like you. Are you in?
Support our campaign for gender-just trade today!
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.
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