Isobel is a lawyer and human rights advocate. She has worked in international human rights in a UN role, in addition to significant experience in the corporate and financial sectors, with an emphasis on business & human rights, sustainable finance and corporate accountability. Her volunteer work outside of Right Now has included advocating for women at risk of homelessness, promoting supply chain transparency in the fashion industry and various community legal projects. She is passionate about fostering a diverse, pluralist dialogue on human rights.
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Rastko is a communications specialist & writer with degrees in Human Rights & Literature. Published non-fiction include research on social movements, the right to the city, archives in post-conflict zones, & a manifesto against progress; other subjects of interest are refugee & migrant rights, contemporary queer theory, & the environment. Rastko has variously worked as a ghost biographer, private librarian, & green grocer, but today enjoys a career in the NGO sector.
Bec Bridges Follow
Bec Bridges is an editor, writer and communications professional working in community philanthropy, she has edited print and digital magazines for non-profit organisations, peak industry bodies and the local government sector. She is interested in contemporary art of all forms, especially work that further conversations about education, identity and the effects of neoliberalism.
Charmaine Manuel Follow
Charmaine is a writer and historian from Melbourne. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours in History) and is interested in the intersection of law, history and philosophy. Her published work has appeared in Idiom, The Cambridge Journal of Education, History Australia and Revue d’histoire des textes. She has previously worked in various library roles and as a research assistant at Monash’s Centre for Religious Studies.
Garima is a writer and editor and has graduated from the University of Melbourne with major in human rights law. She is passionate about the rights of women and children, and her research interests revolve around gender equality and social justice in general, and sexual abuse of vulnerable women in particular. In addition to volunteering for Right Now, she also works in academic services.
Angus Smith Follow
Angus is a journalist, editor and media advisor who contributes regularly to leading Australian and International publications. His work has appeared in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP), Crikey, News.com.au, The Guardian, Surfing Life Magazine and much more. In 2018, he traveled to the Beqaa Valley to cover the Syrian conflict with World Vision and VICE.
James is a writer and editor based in Canberra. He is a previous editor-in-chief of Woroni and currently works in the NGO space. James is interested in the human rights implications of climate change, new technology and economic inequality. He holds a Bachelor of Development Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from the ANU.
Sarah Ramantanis Follow
Sarah is a communications professional working in the philanthropic sector. She aims to share stories of those who are trying to make a positive impact on society and implement a better life for those in need. Working in various communications roles across the not-for-profit sector, Sarah is driven by a desire to amplify the voices of those who need to be heard.
Sarah is a freelance editor and writer. She has published in a wide variety of print and online publications, both in Australia and abroad. Sarah completed a postgraduate journalism degree with Deakin University and her writing focuses on refugee rights, environmental rights and indigenous rights across Australia and the Blue Pacific. In her previous career in conservation science and protected area management, she worked throughout Australia on wildlife, marine and terrestrial management issues, an experience that gave her great insight into the intersection of environment and society. She also holds a Masters degree in Marine Science and Management.
Kira Hartley is currently undergoing a Masters of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an honours degree in Art History. Kira is particularly interested in creating dialogue through the visual and performing arts, as well as the various histories of art practices around the world.
Sara is an editor and writer with an interest in fiction and poetry that elevates diverse experiences. She holds a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing & Editing from the University of Melbourne, where her research interests centred around literary trauma theory. In particular, the traumatogenic effects of oppression and the ways in which literary representations of trauma can disrupt and embellish narrative. In her spare time, she volunteers at 100 Story Building and is a fiction reader for Overland.
Right Now Inc (2005), Right Now Radio (2008).