Advocate for women's rights and gender equality
Advocacy and Prevention Manager
Monique Dam is the Advocacy and Prevention Manager at Domestic Violence NSW. In partnership with other organisations, she advocates for law and policy change to prevent and end sexual, domestic and family violence. Previously, she worked as a Legal Officer at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department to ensure women experiencing violence can access legal and social support. While in Canberra, she convened a network of women working in NGOs, academia and government to discuss best practice and emerging issues in gender and development. She has over five years of experience leading social activists for organisations such as ActionAid Australia and World Vision Australia. Monique is working towards a world where all women and girls can live free from gender-based violence and fully realise their rights and dreams.