Kirsty Sword Gusmao

2010 April Kirsty Profile
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Lesley McFarlane, AM

The AWE delegation was invited to Timor-Leste by Kirsty Sword Gusmao, who was First Lady of Timor Leste at that time. Lesley writes a profile of Kirsty, an Australian with a list of accolades that bear repeating.

Teacher, freedom fighter, human rights campaigner, wife of Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, founder of the Alola Foundation, Goodwill Ambassador for Education and UNESCO representative, Kirsty is also mother to three children.