The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS) will hold a memorial service and celebrate the life of PhD scholar Jacky Sutton, who passed away in October this year. Jacky's unexplained and untimely death has been met with disbelief and great sadness. Jacky was a much-loved member of the Centre as well as an active member of the ANU Gender institute. She was a courageous person of great intellect and humanity. She will remain in our thoughts always. The director, all the staff and research scholars of CAIS express their sincere condolences and sympathy to her family.
A memorial and celebration of Jacky's life will be held in the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies foyer/courtyard at 5.30pm on 24 November. Please email CAIS if you would like to attend.
"Jacky was an extraordinary friend and colleague, feminist, journalist, and peace activist, her work for various humanitarian organisations, the United Nations and most recently her genuine and tireless efforts at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, is a testament to what an extraordinary human being she was. I have looked up to Jacky as a female role model and thought she is a true activist and one of the most dedicated professionals, defendant and advocate not only of women's but also of human rights universally." Maryam Al-Khater