Joseph Lumanog

(He / HIm)
Policy and Advocacy Advisor

Policy, Communications and Engagement Unit

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As Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Joseph leverages his expertise to contribute to policy development, service development and sector engagement, supporting efforts to drive systemic change within the specialist family violence sector.

Joseph is an experienced social worker and nonprofit manager, with 16 years of leadership and professional roles across a range of sectors. His areas of interest and expertise include domestic and family violence, community services, mental health, multicultural affairs, tertiary education, policy advocacy, and international humanitarian responses.

Prior to joining Safe and Equal, Joseph worked as a Program Manager for Domestic and Family Violence at Gateway Health in regional Victoria. Joseph has a Master of Teaching in Social Work from The Catholic University of America, and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Philippine Women’s University.

Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship that is based on domination and coercion. Males cannot love themselves in patriarchal culture if their very self-definition relies on submission to patriarchal rules. When men embrace feminist thinking and practice, which emphasizes the value of mutual growth and self-actualization in all relationships, their emotional well-being will be enhanced. A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving.

- bell hooks


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