Advocacy

 

Sex and the State panel Tokyo

My advocacy work has branched from public speaking to quiet diplomacy, including consulting with stakeholders, lobbying politicians, negotiating with funders and influencing senior policy advisors and decision-makers. As a policy analyst I regularly make legal and policy recommendations and advise on campaign and advocacy strategy.

This work has included national, regional and international advocacy, as the International Spokesperson for Scarlet Alliance, representing the organisaiton at the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects. In 2014 I was an invited panellist to speak on the criminalisation of sexual behaviour at the International Bar Association Annual Conference in Tokyo, alongside the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Anand Grover. The same year I was an invited speaker at the 2014 Amnesty International Human Rights Forum at Victorian Parliament House.

I have had the pleasure of being a Guest Speaker alongside former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick for a panel on Gender Rights and Equality at the UN Youth Summit at the University of Technology in 2010, as well as a Guest Speaker for other UN Women events on gender-based violence for White Ribbon Day and International Women’s Day. I have presented at a UN Women information session to brief delegates attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the Australian Institute of International Affairs. In 2011 I was a speaker at Sydney Slut Walk for the Australian Sex Party, speaking out against victim-blaming in cases of sexual assault.

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