The 2016 recipient of the U.S. Secretary of State, Solomon Islands Women’s Courage Award is Dr Alice Pollard.
Dr Pollard was recognised for her work in help improving the livelihoods of women around the country.
Handing over the award is visiting Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, Her Excellency Catherine Ebert Grey, who said Dr Pollard is beyond doubt the 2016 Women’s Courage Award recipient.
“Women’s lives have been greatly enhanced by the quiet, hardworking and visionary ideas of Dr Alice. She challenged prevailing attitudes and she took risks to fight for women who often left someone ready to champion their causes. She has truly earned the International Women of Courage Award for Solomon Islands this year.”