Mende Nazer – Individual Award Nominee – 2007

Mende Nazer was a victim: as a child, she was abducted from her family and community in Sudan; still a child, she was a domestic slave in Khartoum and then was brought to the UK to be a slave again. When she escaped, her asylum application was refused. Mende is now a survivor and fighter. She escaped from her captors, fought a successful battle to be recognised as a refugee and is now an international leader in combating the slavery of women and children. Her book Slave has been recognised as one of the most powerful exposures of modern-day slavery and she travels the world using her own experience to inspire change.