Profile of a volunteer: Fiona Bradley
Fiona was recently selected as a finalist for the Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development Work.
She was one of sixteen young people throughout the Commonwealth shortlisted from 296 nominations. One of four finalists in the Pacific.
Fiona was nominated by GirlGuiding New Zealand for her work around educating and empowering young women to take a stand and raise public perception of safety and violence. In particular her Take Back the Night advocacy initiative.
A message from Fiona:
I have since learnt I am not the Regional winner or the Pan- Regional winner; I was still very shocked and honored to be named a finalist from so many nominations.
As I am sure many of you will agree advocacy work is not easy at times and I was very pleased to see work on ending violence and empowering girls and young women being recognized in this way.
I could not do the work I do without all of your ongoing support, inspiration and encouragement, I must say a BIG thank you to you for your part in this work as well.