Educate To Advocate - April 4, 2019 - Martine Abel-Williamson by CNIB Ontario published on 2019-04-10T14:33:25Z Building on the momentum of our last month’s launch, we’re hosting Martine Abel-Williamson. Originally from Namibia, Martine has been an advocate, lecturer and policy advisor for New Zealand's disability sector for more than 20 years. She wrote New Zealand's world leading policy on the safe design of shared spaces where pedestrians and cars share the road. Her many other roles include being treasurer of the World Blind Union, chair of the Auckland Disability Law Centre, vice-president of Blind Citizens New Zealand and lead of the Asia Pacific Regional UN Advocacy Network. In 2018, Martine received a Queen's Service Medal for her services to people with disabilities.