The Lin Groves Special Award Leyla underwent FGM (female genital mutilation) at the age of seven — an act that changed her life — and as an adult she has ceaselessly campaigned to ensure that other young girls do not suffer the same fate. Since 2002 she has been working and fighting for the right […]
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 […]
Fiona is the Labour MP for Slough. She is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution and the Global Sex Trade and co-Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party Women’s Committee. She also runs a mentoring scheme for Labour women who want to stand for Parliament. Fiona has campaigned for the human rights of women […]
Southall Black Sisters was established in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian & African-Caribbean) women. A not-for-profit organisation, it provides comprehensive specialist support and services to women experiencing violence and abuse. It is managed by a group of women with long experience of women’s struggles and an enormous commitment to women’s rights. For […]
A special posthumous award was conferred on Samira Bellil, who died in 2004, aged 31, and fought a courageous battle to persuade French society to confront the prevalence of gang rape, particularly in the suburbs of Paris and other major cities.
A special award was given to the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), the oldest organisation of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women’s rights.
Helen established the principle of cumulative provocation in law as a defence to murder. Until Emma Humphrey’s appeal only immediate threats of violence were being considered; Emma’s appeal overturned this law and has helped many women since. Helen has also been instrumental in promoting change in the training of prosecutors for rape cases by her […]