Executive Director for Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion and Equality, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet
Tania Farha is currently the Executive Director for Multicultural Affairs and Social Cohesion and Equality in Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet. Prior to this appointment, she was the CEO of the Office of Prevention and Women’s Equality within the Department of Premier and Cabinet. In that role, she led the development of the Prevention of Family Violence and violence against women strategy. Prior to joining the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tania worked at UN Women for over four years as a policy specialist in the Ending Violence Against Women Section. In that role, she managed a UN global program on essential services for women and girls subject to violence, was the focal point for ending trafficking in women and girls and worked on the first UN Framework on the prevention of violence against women. Tania also worked for nine years with the Victoria Police, where she was responsible for the implementation of a number of reforms in relation to violence against women and children including the development and implementation of specialised Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Teams and multi-disciplinary centres to respond to sexual assault and child abuse in the State of Victoria. She is qualified to practice law and has a Masters in International Relations.