Sydney Peace Prize 2013

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Sydney Town Hall


On Wednesday 6 November, Dr Cynthia Maung will be presenting her Sydney Peace Prize talk in Sydney Town Hall.

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Awesome and inspiring!
– Kirsty Hale, Forest High

On Wednesday 6 November, Dr Cynthia Maung will be presenting her Sydney Peace Prize talk in Sydney Town Hall.

Dr Maung, ethnic Karen, fled her native Burma during the pro-democracy uprising of 1988 and set up the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Burmese border, where each year 700 staff treat over 150,000 people including refugees, migrant workers and orphans. Dr Maung has advanced the cause of peace in the AsiaPacific region and upheld the best humanitarian and ethical traditions of the medical profession

The Sydney Peace Prize Lecture will be held in Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday Novemeber 6 and the lecture will commence at 7pm. In conversation with Mary Kostakidis, Dr Maung will talk about health, healing and dignity for those dispossessed by conflict, answering questions on ways to drastically improve the treatment of refugees and other vulnerable people. With supporting performances by ARIA Award Winner Lior and Traditional Karen Done Dancers.

Meet Cynthia:

Read more in a feature article “Fragile Sanctuary” written by Sharon Bradley in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Weekend, 17 August 2013

Read about Dr Maung in article “Peace Prize winner fights for survival of her health clinic” by Sharon Bradley in the Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2013

See photos in a Photogallery of Mae Tao Clinic taken by Fairfax photographer Brendan Esposito, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 August 2013

The Sydney Peace Prize Jury’s citation reads: “Dr Maung: for her dedication to multi-ethnic democracy, human rights and the dignity of the poor and dispossessed, and for establishing health services for victims of conflict.”

Please contact Zahra Shafigh if you would like your school to attend the event, via email