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Our Beginning

Spurred by the words of Betty Taylor, CEO of the Red Rose Foundation, a small group of men and women came together to organise the “Men’s Rally for Women’s Safety”, held on 22 July 2018 to speak out against violence against women. It was supported by major anti-violence groups such as White Ribbon, YFS, Safe Haven, and Red Rose. Over one hundred people attended, most of whom signed up to a mailing list that eventually became the collective.

The Organisers

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David Hird organised the "Men's Rally for Women's Safety" at Queen's Gardens in July of 2018, calling on several major anti domestic violence organisations. Out of the rally came a network of people that eventually became MAGIC.

DAVID HIRD

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Holly Pearson comes from a background of working in a variety of NGO’s whose primary focus is ‘Closing the Gap’ in Indigenous inequity. She currently studies Social Justice at Macquarie University and is a passionate intersectional feminist.

HOLLY PEARSON

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Michael G. Flood is an Australian sociologist and an Associate Professor at the Queensland University of Technology School of Justice. Flood gained his doctorate in gender and sexuality studies from the Australian National University.

MICHAEL FLOOD

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Rebecca Congram is a public servant with a background in contract management, marketing and community organising. Drawing on a Bachelor of Social Work, Beccy is passionate about gender equality and creating a safe society

REBECCA CONGRAM

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James Gartry is a Union organiser who has been an ally to some of Queensland’s most vulnerable people. His organising experience combined with his involvement in the Brisbane music and arts scene has united communities and provided a solid platform to enact change.

JAMES GARTRY

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Pauline has been working as a counsellor in NGOs for more than 8 years. In her current position, the nature of her role is predominantly supporting clients who have been impacted by DFV.

PAULINE LIEN

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Kathryn Wenham is a lecturer in public health. She has a passion for human rights and social justice, which has led her to work with immigrant communities in relation to gender and public health.

KATHRYN WEHNAM