Action Breaks Silence – Group Award Nominee – 2017

Action Breaks Silence is an educational charity working in India, South Africa, and the UK. They offer two educational programmes: The Empowerment Programme for women and girls; and The Empathy Programme for boys. The programmes are designed to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness around sexual violence and have reached more than 47,000 young people since […]

Helen Steel – Special Award Winner – 2017

Helen Steel is one of eight women who together brought a ground-breaking civil claim against the Metropolitan police for their abusive practice of enabling undercover police officers to form long term intimate relationships with the women they were spying on. Helen was pivotal in organising the claimants, waived her anonymity and gave press interviews in […]

Jessica Eaton – Individual Award Nominee – 2017

Jessica Eaton conducts research and campaigns around victim blaming targeted at women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. She blogs at victimfocus.org.uk and is a PhD researcher in the forensic psychology in victim blaming. She runs open-access events on victim blaming, self-blame, and the revictimisation of women and has been commissioned to write the […]