Dame Margaret Sparrow: A Celebration


Risking Their Lives (VUP) is a new book by pioneering New Zealand hero, Dame Margaret Sparrow, who has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of women in New Zealand. In this session we celebrate her life and work, as well as her latest research, with Sasha Borissenko.


Supported by Victoria University Press




Dame Margaret Sparrow: A Celebration

SUNDAY 12 November


City Gallery


Tickets $15 / $18


Dame Margaret


Dame Margaret Sparrow has had a long career in general and reproductive health. She is past President of the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand and a Director of Istar Ltd, a not-for-profit company that imports the abortion pill mifepristone. She was awarded an MBE in 1987, the New Zealand Suffrage Centennial Medal in 1993, and the DCNZM for services to medicine and the community in 2002, which in 2009 became a DNZM.



Sasha Borissenko is an Auckland-based multimedia journalist and communications specialist whose work has appeared in VICE, Stuff.co.nz, The Spinoff, LawTalk, 95bFM, Radio One, TVNZ.co.nz, Fresh FM, The Wireless and more. www.sashaborissenko.com