Maitree are proud recipients of the Australian Human Rights Commission Business Award for our work in social impact storytelling and codesign processes. For more than fifteen years Maitree has worked at the intersection of community storytelling, arts and digital media and has worked hard to ensure ethical storytelling and inclusive representation is at the heart of our work.
Presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Awards are “an annual celebration of human rights achievements. The awards have been running since 1987 and each year they celebrate the important work of people, businesses and organisations who have advanced human rights in Australia.” (Australian Human Rights Commission)
Maitree was awarded the medal in 2015 by the then Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs. Maitree’s founders Leigh Bramall and Peta Khan received the award on behalf of the team. They proudly stood alongside alongside joint winner Coles for their long running Indigenous employment program and the other inspiring finalists: TravAbility for their amazing work advocating for more inclusive travel and tourism; Parents At Work for their commitment to gender equality in the workplace and supporting working parents and the NRL for their consistent and long running Indigenous employment and training programs.
Maitree’s work is only possible with the generosity and courage of community members who share their story and perspective with us on each project, as well as the dedication and commitment of so many of the community service professionals, educators and social changemakers we get to collaborate with on a daily basis. Your commitment to a more inclusive and equal Australia inspires us every day. Thank you to good friend and supporter @fionarobards for nominating us for this award.