Suswati Basu – Individual Award Winner – 2007

Suswati Basu is a survivor of gang rape who was subsequently charged and cautioned by the police for perverting the course of justice because of alleged inconsistencies in her account. She fought and succeeded in overturning the caution and has subsequently spoken publicly about her experience at the hands of the police.

She has now become a committed feminist campaigner around issues of sexual assault and is a young woman’s ambassador for the Women and Girls Network. As a 19 year old she is keen to network with and highlight feminist issues from a young woman’s perspective.