Online film series profiles groundbreaking child safety activists

'Citizen Activism: Reclaiming Childhood Rights' honours three women whose activism helped bring about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse.

A series of new online films celebrating three citizen activists launches through the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) today, on the sixth anniversary of the Royal Commission’s Interim Report into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse. 
The series, a collaboration between La Trobe University and MoAD, profiles advocate and writer Chrissie Foster (AM), Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) CEO Leonie Sheedy (OAM), and journalist Joanne McCarthy. 

Each film honours a different woman for her ‘extraordinary and sustained activism’ which was instrumental in bringing about the Royal Commission into the Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, announced by Prime Minister Gillard on 12 November, 2012.

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob