Every two years, Women’s Health Action awards our Women’s Health Rights Award as nominated by you, our WHA community! The award honours an individual or group who has worked to promote or progress women’s health rights to the benefit of women in Aotearoa.
This year, Dame Margaret Sparrow was chosen for her significant contribution to women’s health.
Dame Margaret Sparrow received the award at our What Women Want event on September 12th, in recognition of her lifetime of work, to note a few;
- campaigning for access to contraception and abortion for single students in the 1960’s;
- her role as one of the first doctors to provide the emergency contraceptive pill and to train as an abortion doctor;
- her 34 years at Family Planing;
- her serving on the board of the Intersex Trust Aotearoa New Zealand.
To read more about Dame Margaret Sparrow, click here
Our past winners include Helen Clark and Louise Nicholas.
To see Helen Clark’s acceptance speech, click here!
We are honoured by Dame Margaret Sparrows acceptance of this award and are profoundly grateful for all the incredible work she has done and continues to do for the advancement of women in Aotearoa New Zealand.