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Award for advocate

Torika Tokalau
Saturday, March 15, 2014

SHARON Bhagwan-Rolls on Tuesday received the 2014 NGO Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum's Woman of Distinction award at the Armenian Convention Center Ballroom in New York.

She was recognised for her dedication to enable and empower community media production in print, digital storytelling, online, social media and television to increase the visibility of women and young women's viewpoints and realities through FemLINKPACIFIC.

"This is not just about accessing the most appropriate or accessible technology but also the need to challenge and transform the spaces of communication whether it is on the mat or at the policy table," Ms Rolls said.

"This award is also an acknowledgment and tribute to the women who mentored and paved the way for our activism, the women who have embraced our community media approach and the young women who inspire me with their innovation and ideas."

She said she was humbled to be selected for the award, especially when one's work for peace and justice was not about awards or recognition but action and service so that others could claim their rights to peace, security and equitable development.

"FemLINKPACIFIC's work has enabled women in all their diversities to be heard in their local communities on FemTALK 89FM broadcasts, interactive dialogue with government officials, on television shows and current affairs programs.

"We are contributing to localising women's human rights commitments including UNSCR1325 and holding the government machinery accountable by making women visible."








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