Engender Equality facilitates a media advisory training program called Advocates for Change.
The voices of people 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 safely 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 which speaks to connections between gender inequality and violence against women.
- Training is free for participants
- The safety and well being 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 no 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.
Are you or do you know a person with lived experience of family violence or abuse and a passion for advocacy you could refer to this project?