WILPF Queensland’s Peace Women Awards recognise the talents and dedication of women whose activities have promoted peace at the local, national and/or international levels.
2013 Peacewomen Awards
The 2013 Peacewomen Award recipients were:
- Associate Professor Marianne Hanson, for her research on disarmament, teaching and community engagement.
- Dr Aila Keto, for her research and activism for the preservation and conservation of rainforests.
- Dr Ros Kidd, for her research and activism on the human rights of Indigenous Australians.
- Ms Heather Millhouse, for her work as a community educator in non-violent communication and conflict resolution.
- Dr Olivera Simic, for her research on women’s human rights in conflict situations.
- Ms Ravina Waldren, for her community peace building, especially in the Indigenous community.
The awards were celebrated at a cocktail evening in April with keynote speaker Jo Crawford of the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA).
2012 Peacewomen Awards
The 2012 Peacewomen Awards were celebrated at a cocktail evening in April with keynote speaker Felicity Hill (former Director of WILPF’s New York office) and entertainment from the Performers for Peace new production “Listen! Given Racism the Flick”.
The 2012 award recipients were:
- Sr Pauline Coll, particularly for her work on human rights.
- Sr Wendy Flannery for her work on human rights and environmental awareness.
- Karen O’Donahue for her work with young people.
- The women who work on the organising committee of the Warwick Peace Festival for their work in creating a culture of peace across a whole community.
Heather Williams was the recipient of the Brenda Lewis Award for an outstanding contribution to WILPF Queensland.
Photo from the awards luncheon in 2011.