“Sana” – Individual Award Winner – 2014

“Sana”, a Pakistani woman who was brought to England following an arranged marriage aged 17 and subsequently abandoned following domestic violence, has bravely spoken out about her experience of being sexually assaulted on three occasions by a member of health care staff at Yarl’s Wood when she was detained there. In pushing for the authorities […]

Gill Hague – Special Award Winner – 2013

Gill has been involved in women’s activism – raising awareness, organising feminist conferences, and setting up the first refuges, rape crisis centres, and incest survivor groups. In 1990 she co-founded the Violence Against Women Research Group (now the Centre for Gender and Violence Research) that pioneered activist-based research and has become one of the world’s […]