Women's safety should be at the forefront of the federal election campaign, advocates say.
Gender equity organisation Fair Agenda says women are wondering why the major parties are ignoring their safety during the election campaign.
Fair Agenda has partnered with several First Nations and family violence organisations to outline their key election asks.
They call on candidates to pledge support for policies to prevent gender-based violence, and have ranked the women's safety record of the major parties.
Change the Record co-chair Cheryl Axleby says calls for structural changes to deliver greater safety, equality and justice are being ignored.
"Last year violence against women was set to be front and centre of the election campaign. But yet again, we have seen the voices of women, and First Nations peoples, sidelined and ignored," she says.
Ms Axleby says the government has also failed to adequately fund their services.
Fair Agenda executive director Renee Carr says political commitments to women's safety should be at the centre of the election campaign after the past year, in which the issue has been extensively aired and examined in the Sex Discrimination Commissioner's Set the Standard report.
"Is it because they're afraid of what we might ask them? About women at risk of gender-based violence in our own parliaments? About funding for domestic violence services? About better violence prevention than the milkshake video?" she said.
Over 300 candidates have taken the pledge for a safer future containing six specific commitments.
The pledge has been endorsed by domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty and is on the Vote for Safety website.
Ms Carr says she would like to see the the number of pledges rise before election day.
This story is written in a private capacity.