Kate Dewes


Kate Dewes born Hawera, New Zealand January 3, 1953. Peace activist and professor of peace studies, Canterbury University. Pioneered World Court Project, 1986; won ruling against nuclear weapons, 1996. Director of South Island Regional Office of Aotearoa/New Zealand Peace foundation for over 30 years. Vice-President, International Peace Bureau, 1997-2003. UN disarmament adviser, 2009.


I think everybody has a power to help change the world. If we work collectively together we can change it and we can move things in a different way. . . Everyone has that power and can do it by sitting around ordinary kitchen tables.” (Newshub, July 13, 2017; photo alliance of girls schools Australasia)