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Ajar Sana

I'm joining from Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country with advocacy and policy experience in gender-based violence, disability justice and youth issues. At the heart of disability justice is community organising so though I am a relative newbie, my advocacy stems from grassroots organising and community development.
I became an advocate out of necessity. I joined community organising to share my lived experience with my local communities and empower young people towards social change. I passionately believe in the philosophy of for the people by the people, as sustainable change only happens when our communities are leading it. I am a strong believer in the power of community and have served on several committees and boards focused on social policy reform - including the ACT Disability Reference Group, ACT Ministerial Council on Women, Women With Disabilities Australia Youth Advisory Group, Women With Disabilities ACT, and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.
I'm passionate about restorative and transformative justice in achieving human rights and true inclusion of people with disabilities. I offer a strong understanding of the diverse range of experiences of people with disabilities from multiply marginalised communities and a commitment to successfully engaging them through feminist and intersectional frameworks.