Aisha K. Gill – Individual Award Nominee – 2016

Aisha K. Gill is Professor of Criminology at University of Roehampton. She is an activist academic who has been involved in addressing the problem of violence against women and girls/ ‘honour’ crimes and forced marriage at the grassroots level for the past seventeen years. Her current research and campaigning work focuses on domestic violence; rights, law and early/child/forced marriage/female genital mutilation; sexual violence and femicide across Europe. She is also currently in the middle of documenting the experiences of victims/survivors of ‘honour’-based violence, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation in Hertfordshire and working with the Police Crime Commissioner to improve specialist services for BME communities.