Cara Gleeson

Cara has over a decade of experience in research and policy on gender equality, women’s rights, preventing violence and women, peace and security in the NFP sector internationally and in Australia. As the program manager for Children and Young People at Our Watch she oversees program, policy and research on primary prevention in relation to zero to 20 year olds, including Respectful Relationships Education.

She has previously worked at VicHealth in their preventing violence against women program and at the Australian Government Office for Women. She is the chair of the a women’s housing organisation YWCA Housing, and was a founding member of Young WILPF in Australia. She has represented YWCA Australia at the UN Commission of the Status of Women three times and has presented at the UN Human Rights Commission through the Universal Periodic Review.

Her passion is to support young people to drive cultural change through a gendered, strengths based approach.

Click here to read about the programme evaluation  Respectful Relationships Education In Schools: The Beginnings of Change that Cara will be speaking about.