Girls Gram­mar wins Dove Award

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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 their many cam­paigns like the mu­ral de­pict­ing Pak­istani ac­tivist Malala Yousafzai 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 to pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing hu­man rights dur­ing the year.

Photo: DANIELLE STREET

Strong mes­sage: Nar­dos Tilahun with her mu­ral de­pict­ing Malala Yous­fuai.

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