RESOLUTION NO. 658 Re: Margaret Mauger’s “Rocky” Award for sexual abuse work

MS. LENORE ZANN: I hereby give notice that on a future day I shall move the adoption of the following resolution:

Whereas as part of Human Rights Day 2013 the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission created the Dr. Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones Human Rights Award in line with this year's theme Speak Up Against Discrimination; and

Whereas Margaret Mauger, Executive Director of the Colchester Sexual Assault Centre, has been named as one of the first two recipients of the Dr. Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones Human Rights Award; and

Whereas since October 2010, and after five years as a volunteer for the CSAC Board of Directors, Margaret Mauger has become known for her non-discriminatory work with survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse, as well as her dedicated service educating people on the issues of sexual assault and sexual abuse, and for her efforts in lobbying for change by working with local colleges, schools, and service providers;

Therefore be it resolved that the Nova Scotia Legislature congratulate Margaret Mauger as one of the first recipients of the Dr. Burnley Allan "Rocky" Jones Human Rights Award and thank her for her commitment to serving and advocating for the needs of the victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse.