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12 Feb 2021

Cassandra Deon-Wierda

Cassandra has been working as a Training Officer with the Working Women’s Centre SA since 2019. Prior to this role she was employed in various education and community development positions for over 10 years and actively advocated for civic and gendered issues in the Northern Territory developing experience in adult, community, and youth education. These roles included work in government and not for profit sectors, including a position as Parliamentary Educator for the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and Educator for Ruby Gaea Darwin Centre Against Sexual Violence.


She holds a Master of Education in Popular Education and Social Change from the University of Technology Sydney, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from the Australian Institute of Technology Transfer, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and English from the University of South Florida/Stony Brook University.


Cassandra also holds accreditation and training in Mental Health First Aid training, Youth Mental Health First Aid training, Our Watch Change the Story training, White Ribbon Australia workplace accreditation training, Domestic and Family Violence Risk Assessment and Safety Planning and Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care.


In 2019, Cassandra was a recipient of the SafeWork SA Augusta Zadow Award for her project: Training for hairdressers in recognising and responding to domestic and family violence.


Cassandra is a mother of two young boys, whom she is raising as conscious feminists committed to equity, respect, and the prevention of gendered violence.

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