Joan Higman Davies
Active in liberal politics and human rights, Joan Higman Davies stood as a candidate in both British parliamentary and European parliamentary elections. She is the former Chairman of the Electoral Reform Society and a constant advocate of voting reform “to help make democracy real.”
She is the founder of the British Support Group, Inter-African Committee Against Harmful Traditional Practices, and is now chairman of the Advisory Council on Children’s Rights to the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. She has spoken at many international forums on children’s rights.
Davies is interested in pursuing the idea put forward by Julian Huxley, when first Director-General of UNESCO, that a broad ethic or moral code, which can be supported by members of all religions or none, should be developed.