Radio New Zealand International
Date: 25 May 2015
A Marshallese woman who died fighting for justice for the survivors of United States
nuclear weapons tests on her country’s islands is being honoured in Taiwan this week with the Global Love of Lives award from a Taipei non-profit foundation.
Darlene Keju, 1995, Marshall Islands
Darlene Keju, who exposed a United States cover up of nuclear test-caused health problems in her islands, also formed the internationally recognised non-profit group Youth to Youth in Health in the Marshall Islands.
She died nineteen years ago from cancer and is the only Pacific islander in the group that is being to honoured.
The Chou Ta-Kuan Educational and Cultural Foundation is honoring 19 people from around the world in an annual ceremony launched 18 years ago following the death of the foundation’s namesake, a Taiwanese boy who died at 10 from cancer. [FULL STORY]