National Policy Officer, Blind Citizens Australia
lauren-henley-picLauren entered the world of disability after losing her sight in a car accident in 2006. Since this time, she has been engaged in advocacy in both a voluntary and professional capacity. In 2010 Lauren gained employment with Blind Citizens Australia’s NSW Advocacy and Information Officer then moved into her current role in 2013 where she is involved with developing strategies for the organisations systemic advocacy campaign work.
In June 2014, Lauren represented the interests of Australians with disabilities at the United Nations, as a member of the non-government delegation that was appointed to attend the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York. She is committed to eliminating the barriers that are faced by people with disabilities and enjoys the challenges that campaign work can offer.”
Tools for making change happen
Tuesday 5th August, 2014: 3:30am - 5:00am
Learn the most effective ways to run an advocacy campaign and discover successful strategies used by advocacy organisations.