Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales (WSSAG Wales) – Group Award Winner – 2010

Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales (WSSAG Wales) is a voluntary organisation providing support and advocacy for women seeking sanctuary and refugees in South Wales. Run by women seeking sanctuary themselves, they aim to highlight the unique realities faced by women seeking sanctuary and through both lobbying and research bring about positive changes in the […]

Stígamót – Special Award Winner – 2010

Stígamót, an organisation based in Reykjavik, Iceland that campaigns against sexual violence has been awarded this year’s special prize for innovative feminist campaigning. Last year it successfully campaigned to criminalise the purchasing of women in prostitution, and this year it brought about a ban on strip clubs. The ban on commercial sexual activity is not […]

OBJECT – Group Award Winner – 2009

The need to tackle gender stereotyping and the objectification of women in the media is required by Article 5 of the UN Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). OBJECT is a human rights organisation which challenges the sexual objectification of women in the media and popular culture. Established in […]

The Foundation for Women’s Health Research & Development (FORWARD) – Group Award Nominee – 2008

FORWARD is a London based NGO with an international remit focused on eliminating practices that perpetuate the oppression of girls and women from African communities, notably female genital mutilation (FGM), child and forced marriages. FORWARD was established in the early 1980s when little was known or understood about FGM in Western societies and it when […]

Safe Space – Group Nominee – 2008

Safe Space has provided support services since 1988 for women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. In these 20 years, the organisation has grown from being a small group of half a dozen women with childhood sexual abuse as part of their experience coming together to offer mutual support to one another to being an […]