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Alisa Draskovic is passionate about amplifying the voices, experiences, and needs of girls and women in Australian policy and program development.
Alisa is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and currently lives in Australia. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Australian National University and studied at Narrabundah College. As a Policy Officer at the Australian Department of Social Services, she is responsible for developing and implementing family safety-related policy and programs and providing advice to the Government on reducing and preventing domestic and family violence in Australia.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Alisa is proud she was appointed to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government Domestic Violence Prevention Council, which is an independent body that aims to reduce the incidence of domestic and family violence offences in the ACT. She also was appointed to the ACT Government Ministerial Advisory Council on Women, which provides strategic advice to the ACT Government on issues affecting women and girls in Canberra. As an advocate, the domestic and family violence awareness campaign she established, “This is Not a Wife Beater,” was selected as a finalist for the ACT Government Violence Prevention Award in 2016.
To her, “meaningful youth engagement” means ensuring young people’s voices, experiences, and needs are reflected in all aspects of policy and programs.
In her free time, Alisa enjoys sourdough baking, powerlifting, gardening, and spending time with her partner, sister, mum, friends, and her one-eyed dog.