Engender Equality’s Advocates for Change have contributed thousands of hours of their time and expertise to a wide variety of activities since the program began in 2018.
- Participation by multiple Advocates in the 2022 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
- Influencing change to Tasmania’s strangulation laws which now identify it as a crime in itself. More information
- Participation in preparation of A statement from victim-survivors in the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
- Presentations to the Disability Royal Commission during its 2022 Tasmanian hearings
What do Advocates do? Take a look at some of our activities.
News and media interviews
The dangerous form of abuse around food that often goes unnoticed, ABC Online, 7 Feb 2023
Deborah thought her abuse was normal — but a late autism diagnosis changed everything, ABC Online, 9 Jan 2023
Tasmanian woman shares experiences of family violence ahead of election, The Examiner, 10 April 2022
Tasmanian advocates say disability sexual violence rates underrepresented, The Examiner, 19 July 2021
Opinion pieces and columns
Deborah Thomson, Advocate for Change, publishes a regular column at Forty South Tasmania
Panels and presentations
Lived Experience Engagement in the Community Services Industry – TasCOSS Policy Conversation
National Domestic and Family Violence Recovery Alliance
Laurel House Advisory group (Developing training for health professionals to respond to sexual violence against people with disability)