Strengthening Disability Advocacy conference 2014
Champions of change

4 & 5 August @ Melbourne & Olympic Park Convention Centre

Keran Howe

Photo of Keran Howe, Executive Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Executive Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Keran has represented issues related to women’s health, violence prevention and the rights of people with disabilities over many years.

She is currently a Member of the National Disability Research and Development Steering Committee, the Residential Independence Trust Board and the Board of Domestic Violence Victoria.

In 2005 Keran was awarded a Churchill Scholarship to examine hospital responses for pregnant women and women with disabilities who experience violence. Keran was awarded a Centenary Medal for her contribution on behalf of people with disabilities and has been inducted to the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll.


A plan for change

Monday 4th August, 2014: 6:00am - 7:00am

Is the State Disability Plan making change happen? How can advocates use the plan to make change happen in their communities? How have advocates already used the plan to make change happen? These are just some of the questions that Maryanne Diamond, General Manager Advocacy and Engagement at Vision Australia and former World Blind Union President, puts to this interactive and engaging panel.