Women inducted onto the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for Multicultural Affairs include (from left) Lijilian Mujkic, Kim Phong and Hina Durrani.
Nominations are now open for the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women which recognises women and women’s organisations that have made a significant contribution to Tasmania in a range of areas, including multicultural affairs, human rights and the community.
The Honour Roll plays an important role helping to preserve the stories of women and women’s organisations to ensure these contributions are not forgotten in the passage of time and can inspire future generations.
Women who have been inducted onto the Honour Roll for their contribution to multicultural affairs in Tasmania include:
- Sajini Sumar (inducted in 2005) a volunteer who promotes cross-cultural understanding;
- Stella Goiser (2006) immigrated to Australia in 1958 and was instrumental in helping establish services for migrants at a time when the need for these services had not yet been recognized;
- Lyn Andersch (2007) played a key role developing Tasmania’s first Multicultural Policy and was a tireless and well-respected advocate for refugees and migrants in Tasmania;
- Merma Kelly (2009) an advocate for the Filipino community;
- Kim Phong (2013) who has been instrumental in the Migrant Resource Centre’s community development programs;
- Dr Ljiljana Mujkic (2015) a medical practitioner and volunteer for the Migrant Resource Centre in Launceston who helped migrants resettle in Tasmania; and
- Hina Durrani (2019), originally from Pakistan, who has focused her efforts on youth leadership, employment, women’s empowerment, quality education, inclusive societies, countering racism and promoting multiculturalism.
The full list of women inducted onto the Honour Roll may be viewed on the Women in Tasmania website.
Do you know of women who should be nominated for the Honour Roll?
Please nominate them by submitting a nomination addressing the selection criteria available on the Women in Tasmania website
Nominations close on 16 October 2020 and will be assessed by an independent judging panel.
Successful nominees will be publicly recognised at an induction ceremony event, in a book detailing biographies and published online.
Nomination forms and a list of inductees are available on the Women in Tasmania website or you can:
Phone: 1800 009 501