Hinewai Clark, awardee, at the Auckland award ceremony 2017
Applications are open until 7pm 30 April 2020
We offer three award categories:
Second-chance Education awards, Research awards and Specific Purpose awards. For more information and to apply, select the tabs below.
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Purpose of the award
The Sonja Davies Peace Award promotes initiatives that advance peace in New Zealand. The award is available to a woman or group led by a woman who is developing an initiative that will help them create a more peaceful world at home, school, the workplace, or in the community.
Peace is defined as the elimination of violence within families, lessening conflict between groups within society, freedom from civil disorder, and cessation of war. It extends to activities which foster mediation or resolution of conflict by means other than violence.
Value of the award: Up to $4,000
A woman or a group led by a woman, who are:
New Zealand citizens (or hold a resident class visa)
Intend to use the award to carry out an initiative which advances peace in New Zealand, OR
intend to use the award to undertake training that on completion will be applied to a peace-related activity in New Zealand
Live in New Zealand
Tertiary study or research projects are NOT eligible for this award nor are previous award winners of this award.
Selection criteria When selecting awardees, the selection panel considers the following:
The benefit to the advancement of peace in New Zealand; and to women and/or girls in New Zealand
The relevance of the initiative to the advancement of peace in Aotearoa New Zealand
The experience of the applicant(s), particularly their capability to carry out the initiative
Evidence of planning, financial need and budget sustainability