Starts in 13 Days, 17 Hours
18 August 2021 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Australia/Hobart
call/text Tess on 0438 045 986
Engender Equality’s Advocates for Change is a group of lived experience advocates who regularly engage in media, public speaking and consultation about family and sexual violence. The program was originally developed under the Our Watch Change the Story framework but is now funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund.
During the past year Advocates have worked hard to bring change and platform the voices of victim-survivors in Tasmania, including:
- Legislative change for non-fatal strangulation.
- Speaking at the Candlelight Vigil for remembering people who have lost their lives to family violence in Hobart and Ulverstone and International Womens Day events statewide.
- Speaking at the ANROWS National 2021 conference opening plenary and the Walkley journalist award nominee panel.
- Delivering talks to organisations to educate and raise awareness about family violence.
- Contributing to the production of the documentary ‘See What You Made Me Do’ on SBS.
- Contributing to submissions to State and Federal government to inform the development of policy.
- Being selected to represent on the Survivor-Advocate Advisory Group for Domestic Violence Victoria/DVRCV to further develop the Experts by Experience Framework, and more
Engender Equality are holding an information session by zoom to deliver free training for victim-survivors to learn skills and build confidence to tell their story to the media, perform public speaking or advocate to bring change and better outcomes for victim-survivors in Tasmania over four weeks period in November.
Applications from diverse communities and backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse and people with disability are encouraged. Engender Equality is sex worker inclusive and trans and gender diversity (TGD) inclusive.