Women Hold Up The Sky
The "Women Hold Up Half The Sky Award" acknowledges the outstanding contribution of women in the community
NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING WOMAN WHO MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Nominations are now CLOSED for the "Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award". Thanks you to all those who have nominated.
The award, which recognises an outstanding woman who has made a great contribution to the community, is part of the Australia Day awards and honours and is jointly coordinated by the Office for Women.
Minister for the Status of Women, Gail Gago, says the award is important in ensuring that the valued contribution women make to our community does not go unnoticed.
“The Women Hold Up Half the Sky award will recognise a South Australian woman who acts as role model and has inspired us through her accomplishments,” the Minister said.
“This award is an excellent opportunity to celebrate these achievements.
“Previous nominations were of an exceptionally high calibre, and I look forward to seeing the outstanding women that this round attracts.”
The 2013 Recipient for Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award: LUCY EVANS
Lucy Evans has an enormous capacity in volunteering and advocacy with Aboriginal Health issues in the Port Pirie region, where she has worked tirelessly for the last 12 years. Lucys goals have been to improve the standards of health services in the region especially to aboriginal people. Lucy has acted on several committees/boards including the Aboriginal Health Advisory Committee, Aboriginal Community Centre, Aboriginal Health Council of SA, SA Native Title Services, Victim Support Service in the Mid North Regional Area, Nystar Can Do, Carers SA and Country Health.
Lucy along with other members of the Aboriginal Health Advisory Committee developed and implemented the Mid North Nunga Plan in 2006 and forms the basis for health services to the Aboriginal Community. Some of its achievements include establishment of the Rainbow Healing Bus which travels through the region providing health services and screening and the new Tarpari building which provides health services for Aboriginal people.
Please contact the Australia Day Council office on (08) 8227 2601 if you have any questions or would like further information.