Refugee Council of Australia
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Elizabeth Lang

Elizabeth Lang is an experienced community development practitioner and has worked extensively with young people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds for over seven years in WA.

As a passionate human rights advocate, Elizabeth was successfully nominated to attend the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) NGO Consultations and the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) in Geneva Switzerland in June 2016. While in Geneva, Elizabeth attended bilateral meetings, high-level meetings with UNHCR staff and the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR). She also met with government representatives from around the world and international and grassroots non-government organizations working to further the cause of human rights. As a panel presenter, Elizabeth was able to share her expertise on successful youth engagement with NGOs and government representatives around the world to better meet the needs of resettled young people from refugee backgrounds.

Elizabeth’s areas of interest and work include community development, trauma informed youth work, domestic and family violence education and human rights advocacy and research. As an experienced facilitator and speaker, Elizabeth harnesses the power of public speaking to raise consciousness about important issues on various platforms. She has presented on panels, forums and conferences around Australia and internationally.

Elizabeth currently works at ASeTTS as a Research Officer and at Curtin University of Technology as a Sessional Academic.