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Emma Fulu, PhD

Founder and Executive Director at The Equality Institute, Australia

Dr Emma Fulu is a researcher, feminist activist and leading expert on violence against women. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Equality Institute, a global feminist agency dedicated to the prevention of violence against women and girls that calls Melbourne Connect Co-working home. She is also the co-founder of VOICE, a non-profit organisation that works with women and girls in conflict and disaster settings all over the globe to amplify their solutions to violence in their own communities. Previously, Emma was based in South Africa as the Technical Lead for DFID-funded global program ‘What Works to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls’. Emma led the ground-breaking United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence, the findings of which have been featured widely in international media.

Emma was a representative on the Victorian Government’s Ministerial Council on Women's Equality, is a member of the Global Women’s Institute Leadership Council at George Washington University, and the Co-Chair of the Gender and Rights Advisory Panel of the World Health Organization. She has a PhD from the University of Melbourne, has published widely in academic journals including The Lancet, is the author Domestic Violence in Asia: Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives, and also blogs for the Huffington Post UK. Emma lives in Melbourne, Australia with her three young children.

Portrait Emma Fulu