Dr Sekai Holland
Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 1979; Doctorate of Letters (Honoris Causa), 2013
Zimbabwe-based Human Rights Activist; Former Zimbabwean Senator and Co-Minister of State for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration
Winner of the 2012 Sydney Peace Prize; 2014 Advance Global Australian Alumni Award recipient
Dr Sekai Holland is a member of the Zimbabwean government and formerly Zimbabwean Co-Minister of State for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration.
She has dedicated her life to campaigning for human rights, democracy and the empowerment of woman. Her courageous spirit was recognised in 2012 with the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia's only international prize for peace.
Holland was a founder of Australia’s Anti-Apartheid Movement in the late 1960s. She also helped to establish the Murrawina Child Care Centre in Redfern, and was active within the Aboriginal community during the land rights movement.
UTS awarded Holland an honorary doctorate in 2013 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to human rights and the fight for democracy.