Agency for Culture and Change Management UK (ACCM UK) are a charity and an international non-governmental organisation who work to lobby for and communicate the effects of legislation concerning Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Arranged Marriage, Honour Based Violence and other harmful traditional practices in the UK. ACCM UK works closely with local communities through organising […]
Established in 1975, Rights of Women is a women’s voluntary sector organisation providing vital and unique legal advice and information services for women in England and Wales. Their vision is to achieve equality, justice and respect for all women and their mission is to advise, educate and empower them on their legal rights. Their focus […]
The Feminist Dalit Organisation (FEDO) was established in 1994 by a group of Dalit (low caste) women in Nepal to fight caste and gender discrimination and build a fair and equal society. FEDO promotes the rights of Dalit women and works on issues including health and sanitation, food security, political empowerment and access to justice […]
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 […]
Women Moving Forward are a group of women who campaign for change based upon their experiences of the criminal justice system. Mentored by the organisation Women In Prison, they provide an authentic and challenging voice to policy makers and practitioners that is difficult to ignore.
Break the Silence: Stop the Violence (Leeds InterAgency Project, Education Leeds, Leeds Community Safety, Leeds City Council) is a multi-agency project that aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse in schools. The agencies involved produced innovative curriculum resources for schools to use as part of the PHSCE syllabus. There are separate packs for high schools […]
Andrea is the longest serving member of Colchester Rape Crisis Line, which was established in 1989. She was, and remains, the back-bone of the organisation. From its humble beginnings to its present strength, with eleven volunteers staffing the helpline and offering counselling, outreach and advocacy support. The fact that the organisation has been able to […]