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Nina Funnell is a Walkley award winning journalist, author, and sexual assault survivor advocate.

In 2018, after meeting Tasmanian rape survivor Grace Tame and learning about sexual assault victim gag-laws for the first time, Nina created the #LetHerSpeak campaign, eventually publishing over 100 articles on the gag laws.

As campaign manager Nina also raised $100,000 to help cover the legal costs of the 17 survivors featured in the campaign, and in 2020, the #LetHerSpeak campaign achieved four law reforms across three jurisdictions.

That year Nina was also awarded the Walkley Award for Public Service Journalism, the Our Watch Walkley Award, a Kennedy Award and an MEAA Northern Territory Media Award. She has previously been awarded a United Nations Australia Media award (2017) and an Australian Human Rights Commission Community (Individual) award (2010).

Nina has over a decade experience in sexual assault advocacy and campaigning and has previously served on the NSW Premier's Council on Preventing Violence Against Women, the board of the NSW Rape Crisis Centre, and the board of the National Childrens' & Youth Law Centre.

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