Bianca Evans

I am passionate about human rights, women’s rights, equality and improving opportunities for women. My work centres on advancing the position, rights, opportunities, choices and autonomy of women and girls. My previous work has focused on inclusive intersectional practice with considerable experience working with women with disabilities, the LGBTIQA+ community, refugee and migrant women and and others who experience systemic discrimination and exclusion from society.

 

Violence against women and girls is a worldwide epidemic, with far reaching impacts and implications for how we function as a society. My aim is to advance the evidence-base in programs and initiatives that can prevent violence against women and girls and act as a global agent of change. 

 

Skill and competency summary

  • Theoretical, applied knowledge and understanding of feminist principles and human rights. 

  • Extensive experience in preventing violence against women initiatives and incorporating an intersectionality perspective into prevention and response frameworks

  • Extensive workforce development and cultural change experience – focused on gender and disability equity and prevention of violence against women

  • Experienced advanced trainer and facilitator with skills in co-designing, developing, implementing and evaluating programs and training packages

  • Extensive experience in co-design, centring lived experience, systemic advocacy and explaining power and control paradigms

  • Excellent understanding of disability from a lived experience and theoretical framework

  • Passion for management and leadership with excellent skills in supervision and staff support 

  • Excellent project management skills, including planning, monitoring, governance and reporting

  • Excellent networking, collaboration and partnership skills with key stakeholder agencies and funders, in the community, private and government sectors  

  • Excellent reporting and evaluation skills in line with government and agency policy 

  • Excellent financial management skills, including management of program budgets

 

Educational  Achievements

Bachelor of Arts (Monash, 2008): Psychology (APS approved) with a minor in cultural studies and units in women’s, indigenous and drama studies. 

 

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (NMIT, 2012- in process of updating 2021).

 

Diploma of Professional Counselling (AIPC, 2021): majors in trauma recovery.

 

Currently finishing a Masters of Teaching (Deakin University 2021): Part time, online.  

 

Conferences and Committees

Prevention Accreditation Steering Committee 2020-2021

GenVic Panel of Providers - Gender Equity 2021

Rolling Action Plan Family Violence 2020 - 2021

Men and masculinities Steering Committee 2021

Manningham Gender Equity Working Group 2019-2021

Intersectionality Community of Practice 2019

Gen Vic Prevention Community of Practice 2016-2019

Peninsula Peer Workforce Committee 2016

Eastern Mental Health Workplace and Development Alliance 2011-2014

Victorian Mental Health Peer Workers Association 2012-2015

 

DV Vic- Strengthening our work in a post-pandemic Victoria workshop

PreventX 2020 Expert prevention and intersectionality speaker

PreventX 2017-2019 Expert prevention and intersectionality speaker

Gen Vic Forum 2019 - Expert prevention and intersectionality speaker

WHIN Intersectionality and Prevention Forum 2018 - Expert speaker

World Hearing Voices Conference 2013 

Mind Australia 2012- Presenter on lived experience peer group development.