Writer and Academic

Appointed to the Order of Australia for her service to women’s welfare in 1995, and 1997 Humanist of the Year, Eva is a distinguished activist, sociologist and ASRC supporter.

“We need [the ASRC] and other organisations to show those in power and fellow citizens what should be done if we want a much more civil society. Otherwise people lose faith in our potential for goodness and hospitality.

My own experience has influenced my involvement in social change. When I was thirteen months old, Hitler made me stateless so I and my mother became refugees in England. We owe others the same rights, which is why the UN refugee convention was created.

Thank you for doing what really should be done by all and keeping faith with human ideals.”