School gets Dove Award
Auckland Girls Grammar’s hard work for human rights has been acknowledged by Amnesty International.
The school’s human rights group was awarded the 2014 Dove Award for its many campaigns like the mural depicting Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai ( Auckland City Harbour News, November 20, 2013) and global women’s rights issues.
That project went on to win a national award and garner international attention.
Amnesty International’s activism manager Margaret Taylor says the students have gone above and beyond.
‘‘They are a real example of our education system growing informed, globally aware and engaged young women.’’
The Amnesty International Dove Award was inaugurated in 2001 to provide Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand with a way of celebrating the individuals or teams who have impressed with their commitment during the year.
Strong message: Nardos Tilahun with her mural depicting Malala Yousfuai.