FORA.tv Speaker - Dimity Hawkins

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Biography

Dimity Hawkins has worked for nearly two decades with non-government organizations (NGOs) in Australia and overseas on disarmament, nuclear chain and social justice issues. She is currently the Executive Officer and Campaign Director for the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Australia.

After working on Australian nuclear issues for many years, Hawkins played a role in establishing the Reaching Critical Will project with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom through their United Nations office in New York in 2000. She has been heavily involved in national and international activism around the NPT since that time.

Hawkins first worked with the Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) in 2002 as a consultant. From 2004 – 2007 Hawkins was the Executive Officer for the MAPW, running the national office in Melbourne. MAPW is the Australian affiliate for the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

Hawkins was one of the founders of ICAN while working with MAPW. She actively served on the ICAN Australia Board for over two years before moving to the position of Campaign Director for ICAN Australia in July 2009.

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A Safe & Peaceful World Means Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

07.07.10 | 01:29:29 min | 0 comments