Melbourne Activist Legal Support(MALS) is an all-volunteer organisation that is funded directly by the activist communities we serve. We need your financial help to sustain our work alongside movements, so we can keep the political space for protest and system change as open as possible.
Please become a regular donor to support our work throughout this year, and into the future.
Your donation will:
Train volunteer Legal Observers for more teams at more protest events;
Equip our Legal Observers with evidence cameras, Hi-Vis vests, long-life battery packs, communication radios;
Provide more activist groups with more legal training, more legal information, and more resources;
Better support activists who are targeted because of their race, sex, sexual orientation, or political stance;
Better support activists who are targeted by intelligence agencies from their home countries;
Hold more police to account for excessive force, assaulting, abusing, or harassing activists;
Ensure our reports get to human rights bodies, media, government and police accountability agencies more quickly and with more impact;
Push back against anti-protest laws, expanding police powers, weapons, and political repression.
Our goal is to reach $10,000 in recurring donations for 2021 to sustain our work this year and beyond. Please help us keep going by donating a regular amount.
Since MALS formed in 2011, we have witnessed brave activists facing up to injustice, watched the emergence of inspiring activist groups, and seen powerful movements grow amidst increasingly brutal policing. We have been there for nearly a decade, but now we need your help.
We stand up for your civil and political rights. Help us protect your space to protest by making a regular donation. Thank you!