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 […]