i2i welcomes Dr Pat Anderson AO

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i2i welcomes Dr Pat Anderson AO

January 23, 2017

i2i is excited to announce acceptance by Dr Pat Anderson AO as an i2i Ambassador. Dr Anderson is an Alyawarre Indigenous woman who won the Australian Human Rights Medal in 2016.  Pat has been associated with i2i for over twelve months and looks forward to exporting her experience to support and empower Indigenous women in developing countries.


I particularly value meeting with Indigenous women and girls in PNG and Solomon Islands in the future to share our cultural and ancestral beliefs and knowledge” said Dr Anderson. “I believe in the ‘Indigenous to Indigenous’ methodology, it is very respectful.”


Pat is known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for human rights and disadvantaged people.  Among her career awards and roles are:


·       Chair, The Lowitja Institute for Indigenous Health;

·       Recognised by Australian Financial Review in 2015 as one of the most influential women in Australia;

·       Speaker at the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous People;

·       Co-authored the Little Children are Sacred Report;

·       Recipient of the Sidney Sax Public Health Medal 2007;

·       Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (2014) for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a social justice advocate;

·       In 2013 she was awarded Degree of Doctor honoris causa, by Flinders University as a "powerful advocate" for the welfare of her fellow people;

·       Honoured with the Australian Human Rights Medal in 2016 by the Human Rights Commission