For over five decades, Lee Rhiannon has been well known for her environmental and social justice activism. Her first political involvement was organising protests against the Vietnam War. In the 1970s she majored in zoology and botany with honours in botany. In the 1980s and 1990s she worked as a freelance journalist and was active in the peace, environmental, workers’ rights and women’s movements. She was a member of the NSW government’s Women’s Advisory Council, Secretary of the NSW Branch of the Union of Australian Women, and Founding Director of AID/WATCH. Lee Rhiannon was a Greens NSW state MP and Senator for nearly 18 years. She resigned from federal parliament in 2018. She continues to be involved with a range of political campaigns and the Greens. She works closely with various communities struggling for self-determination, peace and justice in their home country.