Monash student nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
06 July 2005
Monash University student Ms Shyamala Nataraj has been nominated as one of the '1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize 2005' for her work on HIV/AIDS related issues.
Ms Nataraj, who is studying for a Master of International Research Bioethics through the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, has spent 16 years working with sex workers, governments, hospitals and community organizations in the Tamil Nadu region in India.
Her work has included fighting for the rights of people affected by HIV and dealing with discrimination issues. Ms Nataraj, who lives in India, is spending 12 months in Australia during her studies at Monash.
She is one of 1000 women from 150 countries nominated as part of the 1000 Women for Nobel Peace Prize 2005 project. The project recognises the women for their commitment to peace and justice.