Fiona MacKenzie runs the ‘We Can’t Consent to This campaign’. She collects information on the use of ‘sex game gone wrong’ defences in killings of women and girls in the UK. She was the first person to systematically collect this data, which shows that this defence is being used increasingly and with some success. Her […]
Building Equality is a group of survivors organised through Edinburgh Women’s Aid and Shakti Women’s Aid. Together they have written a book called When Women Speak I Hear about their experiences, which is on sale from independent retailers across Edinburgh.
Arinola Araba is a survivor and campaigner who works on domestic violence and child sexual abuse. She has written two books on these topics, one of which has been made available for free to 100,000 young women in Africa. She recently held an awareness-raising event within her local council area, targeting professionals who may come into contact with […]
Woman’s Place UK raise awareness of the issues raised by the proposed Gender Recognition Act. They campaign for women only spaces to be protected and extended where necessary, and for the government to consult with the women’s sector on gender identity self-declaration and exemptions to the Equality Act for single sex services and spaces. They […]
The Maya Centre provides free counselling for women on a low income who have experienced male violence and abuse. The centre runs the ‘I Am’ programme which uses art and media as a vehicle to build resilience and empowerment. The group holds events, including at the Free Word Centre, and the House of Lords, featuring […]
Jean rides her bike for each of the women murdered by men as a result of intimate partner or family violence. She began the project in 2017 by riding for all the women murdered in 2016 and have now completed 183 rides and ridden almost 5000 miles. She keeps the names of the women in […]
Sammy is an author, public speaker, campaigner, and consultant. In 2013 she gave evidence to The Times that proved that she had been abused and failed by the authorities. The resulting article named the man that abused her as the deputy leader of Rotheram council. This triggered the Alexis Jay report, which uncovered the abuse […]