Advocating for youth
& gender equality.
It's time for young
female and non-binary
voices to be heard and
our efforts valued.
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Hi, I’m Ashleigh - activist, founder, speaker, writer and advisor lifting the floor to close gender inequality gaps locally, nationally and internationally.
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I’m a big believer in co-design, the principle of
“no decisions about us without us.”


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                 “Ash is one of the most engaging and passionate youth activists I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Ash is an inspiration to the next generation of female and non-binary change-makers, and I would highly recommend her, and ROVA, for any campaign or speaking work in youth participation and voting”

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Ashleigh Thurman
Communications & Activism Manager at The Body Shop
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                 Our organisation was looking for a way to educate our community on election proceedings and voting tips. Ashleigh was more than happy to collaborate with us and tailored their presentation not only to fit our target audience, but also our time restrictions. Ash delivered an incredible presentation filled with information and images easy to consume over zoom.

Ash was a delight to liaise with, and we would highly recommend her, and ROVA, for anyone wanting an informative session on anything to do with the importance of diversity in government, electoral process, or voting.

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Indigo Shire Youth for Climate Action (ISYCA)
raise our voice australia

Launched in 2020, Raise Our Voice is a volunteer-run social enterprise amplifying the voices of young women and gender diverse people in politics and policy. The organisation runs training and campaigns,  conducts research on gender equality and fosters communities to advocate for and create positive change. In under two years, Raise Our Voice has graduated over 100 young people from its training programs, collected over 600 speeches for its Raise Our Voice in Parliament program, has worked with politicians across the aisle, and released ground-breaking research around young women and gender diverse people and politics.

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In the media

Not Now, Not Ever. Live on stage with Julia Gillard
9 October 2022

Ashleigh will be joining Australia’s first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard for Not Now, Not Ever, an evening exploring the future of feminism for women everywhere.

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Announcing the exceptional finalists of the 2022 Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards
September 2022

Ashleigh has been described by Forbes Magazine as a “youthful visionary” and has worked in advocacy and campaigns for nearly 10 years, with a focus on youth and gender.

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Raise Your Voice campaign sees politicians statements replaced by youth speeches next month
21 September 2021

Raise Your Voice campaign sees politicians statements replaced by youth speeches next month.

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