Action Breaks Silence is a community intervention group that delivers projects in schools to raise awareness of violence against women and empower young people to resist narratives about violence and gender roles. They currently run community-led programmes in the UK and South Africa and will be beginning a new project in India soon. They run […]
Please join us on 30th October at 6.30pm for the first ever virtual Emma Humphreys and Centre for Women’s Justice Awards. This is the second year in which EHMP and CWJ are working together to award two prizes to fantastic feminist campaigners: One for feminist campaigning, writing, or awareness raising against any aspect of violence […]
We are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2020 Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize and Centre for Women’s Justice Awards. We hope that many of you will join us for a virtual celebration of our fantastic nominees on 30th October. The event will be hosted by Samira Ahmed and you can register here for […]
Thank you to everyone who has submitted nominations for our 2020 prizes. Nominations are now closed. This is the second year in which we are collaborating with the Centre for Women’s Justice. We will award two prizes; one for a woman or group campaigning on violence against women and one for a woman or group using the law […]
We were delighted to have Picklejar Films at our 2019 event with the Centre for Women’s Justice – many thanks to them for these very moving short films showing the highlights of the evening:
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to making our 2019 awards so special. For the first time EHMP held the awards jointly with the Centre for Women’s Justice. The awards were chaired by Samira Ahmed. The Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize was given jointly to Afsana Lachaux and Maryam Namazie. The first ever Centre for Women’s […]
Lilly Lewis is a survivor and campaigner who has done her campaigning work over the last three years despite being incarcerated. After being sentenced to seven year’s imprisonment in 2016 she began to work with APPEAL’s Women’s Justice Initiative to use her story to campaign about the treatment of abused women by the criminal justice […]
Maryam Namazie was the first public female atheist from a Muslim background in the UK. Maryam began campaigning over a decade ago and has always focused on the issues of women from Muslim backgrounds. Her work challenges both sex inequality within Islam as well as the additional difficulties that women face after leaving Islam.
Afsana Lachaux has spent the past five years campaigning for women’s access to justice. After having to flee Dubai, and whilst continuing to fight for the return of her son, Afsana has successfully campaigned for the FCO to include warnings to women about the potential impact of sharia law in travel guidance, as well as fighting […]
Magdalen Berns was a campaigner for lesbian and other women’s rights. She produced YouTube videos in defence of women’s private spaces and sex specific rights. She had a wide reach in introducing new women to radical feminism and faced down a lot of hostility for publicising her views. Magdalen died in September 2019, aged 36.