Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)
Dr Lily talks about the importance of such an award and the honor of receiving it.
The Promoting Women’s Empowerment Award went to Dr Lily Yulianti Farid, Founder/Director of Makassar International Writers Festival, and an alumna of the University of Melbourne who obtained her Master and PhD degrees under the Australian Government scholarships. She is an Indonesian writer, research, educator and cultural activist with more than a decade connecting Australia – Indonesia through research, arts, culture and literature through cultural bridge that she has built in both countries.
Australia is the most popular overseas study destination for Indonesian students, with about 20,000 enrolments in the year prior to COVID-19.