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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 10:13

Sister Clare Condon awarded 2013 Human Rights Medal

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Sr Clare Condon sgs150Sister Clare Condon, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict, has won the 2013 Human Rights Medal, reports the Australian Human Commission in a media release.

The Human Rights Commission President, Professor Gillian Triggs, presented the Medal to Sister Clare at the Human Rights Awards, held in Sydney on 10 December 2013.

“Under Sister Clare’s leadership, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan have helped provide emergency housing for women and children experiencing domestic violence and have supported self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people," said Professor Gillian Triggs.

“Sister Clare is a determined and compassionate woman who has made a very significant contribution to human rights over a long period of time.

She is never afraid to stand up for what she believes in, nor is she afraid to take her message directly to Government, relentlessly lobbying politicians to help those in need.

Sister Clare has been with the Sisters of the Good Samaritan for about 40 years. During this time she has made a very significant contribution to human rights, modernising the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and broadening their human rights focus."

Read the full story at the news section of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Read the feature story and video highlights on Sr Clare Condon's award in the December 2013 edition of The Good Oil, the newsletter of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict.

Read more about the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St Benedict.