Ambonese activist wins 2012 Saparinah Sadli Award [Indonesia]
an article by Iman Mahditama, The Jakarta Post
Ambon-based women's rights activist Baihadjar
Tualeka was announced on Wednesday as the winner of
the 2012 Saparinah Sadli Award, besting 21 other
nominees from across Indonesia.
Awarding activism: Veteran women's rights activist Saparinah Sadli (right) presents the 2012 Saparinah Sadli Award to Ambon activist Baihadjar Tualeka at an awards ceremony in Grand Indonesia mall, Jakarta on Wednesday. The theme of this year's award is Gender Justice, Culture of Peace and Multiculturalism. (JP/Iman Mahditama)
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"I hope this award can inspire me to continue my
fight to achieve peace in Ambon. I dedicate [the
award] to all the mothers and children of Ambon
who have inspired me and taught me innumerable
lessons throughout my life," she told The Jakarta
Post shortly after the award ceremony.
Born in 1974, Baihadjar has served as the
coordinator of the Women and Children Empowerment
Council (Lappan) in Ambon since 2002.
She also actively promotes peaceful conflict
resolution, the prevention of violence and human
rights issues in Maluku.
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