"I went inside. dogs came in too. man took off all of his clothes and showed me his private parts. i wet my pants and soiled my pants. this is reason i left my country - this fear of rape - i see it happen to many. then he said 'i don't care' and hit my face very hard. he said dogs will kill you if you don't suck my private part. then i have no choice."

-- [Woman refugee on Nauru]


Many women across Australia understand only too well what it is like to live in fear of violence and sexual assault. That’s why we can no longer watch in silence as some of the world’s most vulnerable people confront that horror in the twilight world of Australia’s detention centres.

Australian Women in Support of Women on Nauru is a collective of women who are demanding the urgent and immediate removal of all asylum seekers and refugees from Nauru and Manus Island on the grounds that neither the Governments of Nauru nor Manus Island can guarantee the effective protection of women, children and men.  

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Click here to read our report, Protection Denied, Abuse Condoned: Women on Nauru at Risk.



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The Australian Women in Support of Women on Nauru is dedicated to exposing the truth on Nauru, and ending the area of mandatory detention which sees to unspeakable abuse against women.

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