Tarang Chawla is a writer, anti-violence campaigner, mental health and gender equality advocate. He is a suicide survivor, storyteller and trainee lawyer using his voice to serve the community and champion human rights.
Tarang founded the Not One More Niki movement - Australia’s largest campaign to end violence against women in culturally diverse communities, named after his younger sister Nikita who was murdered in 2015. Tarang is an exceptional communicator and facilitator, having delivered large and niche public engagement initiatives. Tarang has represented Victoria at the Council of Australian Government (COAG) and has received multiple honours for his work, including:
- Young Australian of the Year Finalist
- University of Melbourne Rising Star Award Winner
- AFL Community Champion Award Winner
- India-Australia Young Community Achiever of the Year
- Top 25 Most Influential Australians working for Social Change (Pro Bono Australia)
Since 2016, Tarang has been a founding board member of the Victorian Government’s Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council (VSAC), advising the Victorian Government on the rollout of the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations. He sits on multiple boards, including the Diverse Women’s Mentoring Association.
Tarang holds three degrees from the University of Melbourne, including a Bachelor of Arts (Media & Communications) (1st Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws. He has held roles across award-winning creative advertising agencies, managing large-scale federal government marketing communication campaigns and advocating for victims of crime.
Tarang is an Ambassador for Our Watch, White Ribbon and the Carlton Football Club’s and Carlton Women’s Football Club’s “Carlton Respects” program promoting gender equality within schools. Tarang’s work can be seen in all major Australian media outlets and he has appeared on ABC's Q&A and the Melbourne Writer's Festival.
Our Watch Ambassador Tarang Chawla discusses the impact of media reporting on violence against women
Tarang Chawla & Tiffany Cherry on challenging gender bias