Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Dr Meg Clement-Couzner

Photo of Dr Meg Clement-Couzner, Senior Policy Officer: violence prevention & access to justice, People with Disabilities Australia

Senior Policy Officer: violence prevention & access to justice, People with Disabilities Australia

Dr Meg Clement-Couzner is a social policy expert in disability and gender. She is currently Senior Policy Officer at People with Disability Australia with responsibility for violence prevention and access to justice, including leading policy work on the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. She previously worked in campaigning and advocacy at Family Advocacy NSW, where she managed systemic advocacy, with a particular focus on inclusive education.

Meg holds a PhD on the intersection of gender studies and economic justice. She is a self-confessed nerd with an interest in intersectional feminist, disability and LGBTIQA+ politics and culture.

Session

Revealing the shocking truth: What participating in a royal Commission involves

Monday 2nd September, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:50pm

The long awaited Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability is about to kick off. How do disability advocates best support their clients to feel safe in sharing their stories? What have past Royal Commissions taught us about this process?