Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Mendi Nurse receives Women of courage Award

Congratulations to Winnie William for picking up the WOMAN OF COURAGE AWARD today during the 2016 Women’s Forum currently underway at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Port Moresby.
Established in 2007, the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress -- often at great personal risk.
US Ambassador Ebert-Gray said, “Winnie consistently demonstrated exceptional courage and impact in advocating for good governance, law and order, and women’s empowerment in Papua New Guinea. In spite of personal threats, discrimination, lawlessness, and violent criminal acts, Winnie steadfastly placed her own life in danger to save other women from horrific sorcery-related violence.”
Ms. William, from Mendi in the Southern Highlands Province, is a medical professional and serves as the Catholic Health Secretary for the Diocese of Mendi. She received her degree in general nursing at the School of Nursing in East New Britain Province. She later went on to complete her Master’s degree. She is a wife and a mother of three children.
She is an inspiring role model of leadership and manages almost 20 health clinics, aid posts, and Voluntary Care Counseling Test (VCCT) Centers, which provide primary health care and HIV/AIDS services in the unserved remote areas in Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces.