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 […]
Southall Black Sisters was founded in 1979 following the murder of anti-racist activist Blair Peach and since then have combined providing advocacy for local women with nationally reaching campaigns. Their most high profile campaigns have included those for the release of Kiranjit Ahluwalia and Zoora Shah, and campaigns around forced marriage and the abolition of […]
IC Change is a grassroots volunteer-led campaign that has made a huge impact in a short period of time. Their work during 2016 to raise awareness of the Istanbul Convention and press for its ratification in the UK has been both inspiration and successful. They have effectively built broad-based support across the political spectrum, women’s […]
Shakila Maan is the advocacy manager of Southall Black Sisters and has been a member of the group since the mid 1980’s. Her approach to casework illustrates what good practice and emotional and legal advocacy in the domestic violence sector should look like. As well as this behind the scenes work she created SBS’ most […]
Houzan Mahmoud is a campaigner for Kurdish and Iraqi women’s rights. She is Founder of Culture Project, a unique platform for Kurdish writers, feminists, artists and activists to raise awareness about gender and feminism in Kurdistan and Kurdish diaspora in UK. She was one of the leading figures of the Organisation of Women’s Freedom in […]