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 […]
Through poetry, Donna found the strength four years ago to end an abusive relationship and prosecute her abuser. Since then, she has drawn on her experiences further to share her story with other women. Her writing has been read at national conferences and on local radio.
Since 1984, Laurie has worked on rape crisis provision, particularly focussing on the needs of younger women and on abuse prevention. She has won awards for her work on educational packs, which have been adopted by secondary schools throughout Scotland. She has written two books aimed at people working with young survivors.