Badge - Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children

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Description
A circular purple badge with a printed white design featuring a double strand of barbed wire with a larger hand on top left stretching towards a smaller hand on bottom right. Obverse: / GRANDMOTHERS/AGAINST DETENTION/ OF REFUGEE/ CHILDREN/ FREE/ THE CHILDREN/. Reverse features metal pin clasp.
Classification
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil button badge
Measurements
Diameter 73mm
Media/Materials description
Plastic, tin
Signature/Marks
/ GRANDMOTHERS/ AGAINST DETENTION/ OF REFUGEE/ CHILDREN/
History and use
This badge was made for Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children (GADRC), a group of grandmothers who are activists for refugee children in detention centres financed by the Australian Government.

Donated by former Canberran of the Year and Centenary Medal winner, Frederika Steen AM, this badge is part of a collection documenting the multiple human rights events and causes Frederika has been involved with over her long career as a human rights supporter and activist.

The collection highlights not only the importance of human rights issues in both a political and social sense, but also links to more recent and growing numbers of refugees and those seeking asylum as a result of global warming and climate change.
Associated person
Registration number
H50696

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