11 Days of Global Unity: Disarmament
Dr. Helen Mary Caldicott is an Australian physician, author, and anti-nuclear advocate who has founded several associations dedicated to opposing the use of nuclear power, depleted uranium munitions, nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons proliferation, war and military action in general. She hosts a weekly radio program, If You Love This Planet. She founded the Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the Adelaide Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND) and STAR (Standing for Truth About Radiation) Foundation on Long Island. She has been President of Physicians for Social Responsibility and has received many prizes and awards for her work, including the Lannan Foundation’s 2003 Prize for Cultural Freedom and twenty one honorary doctoral degrees. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has been the subject of several films, including Eight Minutes to Midnight, nominated for an Academy Award, If You Love This Planet, which won the Academy Award for best documentary in 1982, and Helen’s War: Portrait of a Dissident, recipient of the Australian Film Institute Awards for Best Direction (Documentary) 2004, and the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Award for Best Documentary in 2004. In addition, she is author of many books including Crisis Without End and in 2009 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project.