Million Women Rise Coalition – Group Award Nominee – 2011

The Million Women Rise (MWR) Coalition is a diverse group of individual women and women representatives from the Voluntary and Community Sector who are united by our outrage at the continued, daily, hourly, minute by minute individual and institutionalised male violence enacted against women worldwide. MWR’s key activity is the organisation of an annual, women-only, march and rally against violence against women and in celebration of International Women’s Day. MWR is unique as it highlights and promotes the involvement and activism of a wide diversity of women with a particular focus on Black women and is led by Black women. MWR believes that to end violence against women, a critical mass of a diversity of women is crucial, as are the international links formed with women’s organisations and coalitions.