Afghanistan 2009: forum

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/06/2009 - 19:00 - 21:00
St Kilda, Melbourne

Afghanistan 2009 - Escalating violence, underdevelopment and women striving for change

Seven years after the invasion of Afghanistan, life for women has continued to be intolerable, not to mention the lack of security, abject poverty, the rise of corrupt and powerful warlords and an ever increasing number of civilian deaiths.

Conflict and Health: discussions

Event Date: 
Thu, 21/05/2009 - 19:30

Rebel Curriculum Night

Organised by Deaikin students, this evening will have discussions from various speakers about global issues and what can be done.


Children in detention

The Effect Of Detention Centres On The Health Of Children

MAPW Position Paper adopted May 2002

1. Background

1.1 General


A refugee is defined as a person who is outside the borders of his or her country of nationality and is unable or unwilling to return, due to a well-founded fear of persecution on the basis of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

Dr Sue Wareham OAM

Position within MAPW: 
President and ACT Branch Coordinator

sue [dot] wareham [at] mapw [dot] org [dot] au
or via MAPW Executive Officer: (03) 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Current field of medicine: 

Dr Wareham is a general practitioner in Canberra.

Special areas of interest: 
Dr Wareham has a broad range of expertise. Her recent focus with MAPW has been on Australia's military strategy; and on the environmental costs of war. She is also an expert on the hazards of the nuclear industry.

Dr Sue Wareham first became involved in MAPW over 20 years ago out of a "horror at the destructive capacity of a single nuclear weapon." Sue notes that "millions of innocent people are still threatened by these weapons". Sue believes that her work with MAPW is fundamental to her commitment to the protection of human life and the improvement of human well-being. In 2007 Dr Wareham co-authored a MAPW report on the use of cluster munitions in Lebanon.She has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her work for peace.

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