Yes Matters is an organisation founded by Gemma AItchinson in 2013 following the rape and murder of her younger sister. The organisation is working with survivors and communities to tackle victim blaming, and conducting research on the impact of sexual objectification on women and girls on our equal access to justice.
Chlo Winfield – after having to push the police to take action in relation to the abuse that she had experienced as a young teenager, Chlo began to campaign around the domestic and sexual abuse of young women. She began with presentations to students and staff at her school, before setting up the campaigning organisation […]
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 […]
Safety 4 Sisters is a Manchester women’s organisation that provides services to and campaigns for the rights of migrant women. The group have documented the experiences of migrant women in the UK, the abuse they have been subject to and the barriers to accessing services that they face. They organise training, conferences, and protests, and […]
Shakila Maan is the advocacy manager of Southall Black Sisters and has been a member of the group since the mid 1980’s. Her approach to casework illustrates what good practice and emotional and legal advocacy in the domestic violence sector should look like. As well as this behind the scenes work she created SBS’ most […]
Houzan Mahmoud is a campaigner for Kurdish and Iraqi women’s rights. She is Founder of Culture Project, a unique platform for Kurdish writers, feminists, artists and activists to raise awareness about gender and feminism in Kurdistan and Kurdish diaspora in UK. She was one of the leading figures of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in […]
A Special Award was given to Denise Marshall, the former CEO and extraordinary feminist who passed away on the 21st of August 2015. The award was accepted on her behalf by her widow Lisa Alabaksh. During her lengthy career within the women’s sector, Marshall was the founder of an internationally acclaimed scheme, the Poppy Project, which […]