Sara Rowbotham was a social worker in Rochdale who was one of the few to pick up on the organised sexual exploitation of young girls in the local area. After fighting for years to get other statutory services to pick up on this abuse Sara was forced to whistleblow, which bought serious consequences for her […]
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs has become the leading expert on financial abuse in the UK. She has been campaigning for greater awareness of this form of abuse for the last ten years and in early 2017 she launched Surviving Economic Abuse – the UK’s first dedicated organisation working on this issue. She is co-editing a book on […]
Linda Kirk used her own money to pilot a women’s centre in County Durham and it is now a thriving women’s community run, decorated, and financed (through a craft shop) by the women who use it. The centre has put out pamphlets about what they do for the local community and these have been used […]
Jessica Eaton conducts research and campaigns around victim blaming targeted at women and girls who have experienced sexual violence. She blogs at victimfocus.org.uk and is a PhD researcher in the forensic psychology in victim blaming. She runs open-access events on victim blaming, self-blame, and the revictimisation of women and has been commissioned to write the […]
Gemma Aitchinson founded the organisation Yes Matters to tackle vicim blaming and sexual objectification following the rape and murder of her younger sister in 2013. She campaigns for the education of young people on consent, abuse, and sexual violence. Most recently she has worked with the shadow minister for Women and Equalities to secure consent-based […]
Alison Inman is a life long feminist campaigner and social housing champion. She uses her position within the social housing movement to push domestic violence towards the centre of the housing agenda – most recently making tackling domestic abuse the theme of her year as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
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 […]