FORA.tv Speaker - Deborra-Lee Furness
Deborra-Lee Furness (born 1955) is an Australian actress, director and producer. Furness is a passionate supporter of children and defender of their human rights across the globe. In 2005 she co-founded The Rafiki Society in Vancouver, which is operational in assisting orphanages in Africa. Furness is the founder and patron of National Adoption Awareness Week in Australia.
She is patron of the Lighthouse Foundation for displaced children in Melbourne Australia, patron of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute for children with leukemia, and patron of International Adoption Families for Queensland. She is also on the Advisory Committee for Film Aid International, working with refugees throughout the world. Furness is Executive Director for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation Australia.
09.19.11 | 00:42:17 min
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