Archive | 2013

The Prisoner Who Freed A Nation

By Stuart Rees Nelson Mandela has passed away and South Africa and the world are poorer. Stuart Rees, chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation, recalls the life of a great man and his own meeting with Madiba As the leader for a democratic South Africa and as an inspiration for civil rights activists around the […]

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Dr Cynthia’s Visit: Photos, Media & Making a Difference

Burma’s most famous medical doctor, Dr Cynthia Maung, travelled to Australia to receive the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize and tell her story in the first week of November. During that week, thousands of Australians listened to Dr Cynthia Maung speak about the important work of the Mae Tao Clinic, which helps over 150,000 refugees and […]

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Burmese refugees the forgotten victims of AusAID cuts

With AusAID withdrawing its funding from a clinic serving Burmese refugees, where will they go now to get the treatment they need? PhD scholar at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Belinda Thompson reports. They are the refugees Australia has forgotten. Displaced by years of bloody conflict, […]

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Announcing the recipient of the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize

MEDIA RELEASE 17 August 2013, Sydney Humanitarian doctor to receive 2013 Sydney Peace Prize Dr Cynthia Maung, founder of the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burmese border, will be the recipient of the 2013 Sydney Peace Prize to be awarded in Sydney on 7 November. The Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation reads: “Dr Maung: for […]

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