Prevent men’s violence against women

Youth Advisory Group

What is the White Ribbon Youth Advisory Group?

This Youth Advisory Group (YAG) advises and supports White Ribbon Australia and the wider social movement to prevent men’s violence against women and effectively engage young people in prevention activities.

The 10-12 member YAG meets regularly online and face-to-face throughout the year to advise White Ribbon Australia on strategic projects and proposals. The YAG also has the power to develop and implement a new youth focused initiative each year.  Applicants are sought from across Australia and young people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.


Who is eligible to apply?

Any young person aged 15 to 24 at the time of appointment (25 November, 2018) who is living in an Australian state or territory may apply*. Applicants must demonstrate a genuine interest in promoting gender equality and the positive role young people can play in the prevention of men’s violence against women.

*Candidates who are turning 25 years old after 1 July 2019 are still welcome to apply, noting that they will only be part of the YAG for 1 year.

What is required of me?

YAG members are expected to commit a minimum of 48 hours across a 12 month period, including attendance and active participation in at least 3 meetings throughout the year. Meetings will be held in person and online to discuss and evaluate White Ribbon Australia’s projects and proposals.

How do I apply?

  1. Read the White Ribbon Australia Youth Advisory Group Terms of Reference.
  2. Register as a White Ribbon Supporter.
  3. Complete the “Understanding Men’s Violence Against Women” E-learning.
    *Please save the e-learning Certificate of Completion as you will need to submit this as part of the application process.
  4. Complete the online application form.

Applications for the YAG are currently closed. Please check back again next year to see if we are recruiting new members. If you have any questions about White Ribbon Australia’s Youth Advisory Group, please contact


When can I apply?

Applications will be accepted between Monday 27 August until Friday 21 September, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. If you have any questions about White Ribbon Australia’s Youth Advisory Group, please contact


Tips for completing your application

You will need to complete your application form in one go, so it’s a good idea to prepare in advance. The questions to prepare for relate to:

  • The role you think young people have in the prevention of men’s violence against women.
  • What you would bring to the YAG.
  • Yourself and your background.
  • A referee who can support your application.
  • Examples of youth engagement initiatives/activities you have been involved in so far.

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