The ANZCMC is greatly saddened by the death of Pacific campaigner Andonia Sema Piau-Lynch. Andy passed away peacefully on Saturday, 29 January 2011 in Port Vila, Vanuatu after a painful battle with cancer. In addition to her crucial work advancing the rights of persons with disabilities and women in Vanuatu and across the Pacific, Andy made important contributions to the International Campaigns to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC).
Until 2009, Andy was national coordinator of the Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association (DPA), a local non-governmental organization for persons with disabilities that was runner-up to the 2007 Pacific Human Rights Award. Read more