Advocates for Change

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In partnership with Our Watch, Engender Equality is facilitating a media advisory training program called Advocates for Change.

The voices of women who have experienced violence and abuse are often missing from the media, lobbying and government policy development, despite real stories making deeper personal impacts. To help bridge this gap, Advocates for Change is aimed at training and supporting survivors to safety tell their story and advocate for change.

The project offers comprehensive media training and support to become representatives at various engagement levels. It aims to improve the reporting of family violence in Tasmania and to strengthen primary prevention messages and connections between gender inequality and violence against women.

As partners in the delivery of services to women with lived experience of family violence, we are asking for your assistance in recruiting women who may be suitable to participate.

  • Training is free for participants
  • Held over three consecutive Monday’s in Launceston (May 13th, May, 20th and May 27th)
  • The safety and wellbeing of participants is our utmost priority. A thorough risk and safety interview and assessment is completed with participants prior to being offered a place in the program.
  • There is not set outcome required for participants in terms of media engagement and various levels of participation and anonymity will be discussed and offered to future advocates.

Do you know a woman with lived experience of family violence or abuse and a passion for advocacy you could refer to this project?

Expression of Interest are NOW OPEN and can be completed online via this link:

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Yours for creating systemic change,

Jen Carriere

Sue Bell

Sue Bell is an entertainment writer and author of Backpacked: A mostly true story, Beat Street and When Dreamworks came to Stanley.

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