Australia Says No
Angela Barker, Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre, Australia
Angela Barker is 22, and lives in Benalla in Victoria, Australia. A survivor of domestic violence, Angela has educated thousands of youth about domestic violence through the government's 'Australia Says No' campaign, and advocates for better government and community responses to domestic violence. Angela is also an advocate for people with disabilities.
Despite decades of political rhetoric, the world has not come far in ending violence against women. While the current generation of young people faces unprecedented threats to their health and well-being, they also represent an opportunity to end centuries of entrenched gender violence.