Advocates in Action

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.

Recent highlights

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

Advisory panels

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)