Sekai Holland

Dr Sekai Holland

Bachelor of Arts (Communications) (1979)
Doctor 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

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.

Interview with Sekai Holland

Zimbabwean Sekai Holland has repeatedly put her life on the line to improve the lot of underprivileged people – and she would not have it any other way. Click here to find out more.