Cath Elliot – Individual Award Winner – 2015

Cath Elliott is a feminist writer, campaigner, and trade unionist. Cath has written for Comment is Free and other online sites, as well as her own blog where her focus has always been on feminism and the endemic problem of violence against women. Until her recent decision to leave her job so she could focus more on her writing Cath was an active and outspoken member of UNISON for many years, where she was instrumental in UNISON developing its policy on trafficking and prostitution, domestic violence and many other violence against women issues. She served as vice chair of UNISON’s National Women’s Committee and represented UNISON women at both national and international conferences. Cath was also involved from the very beginning in the planning and setting up of Suffolk Rape Crisis in Ipswich.