Executive Director, Not-for-Profit
Advocacy, Community Service and Engagement, Feminist Policy and Politics, Women’s Affairs, Gender, International Development and Issues, Social Justice and Human Rights, Women’s Safety
Rachel has been working in the not-for-profit sector for 13 years, and in the women’s rights space for more than 8 years. Rachel has worked internationally with grass-roots women’s organisations in Indonesia, as well as in Australia in the anti-trafficking movement.
In her role as Executive Director, Rachel has undertaken extensive advocacy on critical issues for women who have been trafficked for sexual exploitation and women in the Victorian sex industry. Rachel has designed and implemented a number of new programs to better support women in the sex industry and women trafficked, and was one of 10 participants in a world first, bringing together 10 grassroots anti-trafficking organisations from across the world to develop Principles of Practice for working with survivors of trafficking.
Rachel sits on a number of committees and advisory groups including the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery, Labour Exploitation Working Group, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance Advisory Group, Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence Advocacy Group, Monash Gender Equality Advisory Group, and Equality Rights Alliance Mind the GAPP working group.