Prominent Marshall Islands advocate for nuclear test victims honoured | Pacific Beat

Prominent Marshall Islands advocate for nuclear test victims honoured

Prominent Marshall Islands advocate for nuclear test victims honoured

Updated 28 May 2015, 10:42 AEST

Almost 20 years after her death from cancer, Marshall Islands most famous anti-nuclear campaigner, Darlene Keju, is to be honoured by Taiwan.

Her speech to the World Council of Churches some 30 years ago, brought the plight of her fellow islanders who suffered the after effects of US nuclear tests in their country, to the world's attention.

In the words of one commentator, Darlene tore up a curtain of silence.

Her husband, Giff Johnson, who as editor of the Marshall Islands Journal is a regular contributor to Pacific Beat, is in Taiwan to receive the Global Love of Lives Award on her behalf.

We'll hear from Giff in a moment, but first here's part of Darlene Keju's speech that had such a profound impact back in 1983.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Giff Johnson, editor of the Marshall Islands Journals

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