Empowering Women Awards

Avon and Women’s Aid, in association with Marie Claire Magazine, are launching the first ever Empowering Women’s Awards to celebrate the women who work tirelessly every day to end domestic abuse. These can be women who have survived domestic violence and gone on to help others do the same, or campaigners who are committed to to making a difference. But where do Avon and Women’s Aid find such inspiring women? That’s where you come in!

There are three awards – Survivor of the Year, Campaigner of the Year, and Grass Roots Hero (who will win £10,000 for the charity project of their choice) – that will be won by worthy women that you nominate. You can nominate yourself, or any woman that you think deserves to be recognised for her achievements. The closing date for nominations is the 30th of April 2010. All finalists will be invited to an exclusive awards ceremony in London where nominations will be judged by Sarah Brown, Reese Withersoon, Trish Halpin, Tana Ramsey and Anna Segatti.

Get nominating now!

By: Sarah Barnes, 15.03.2010 | Comments (0)
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4 Ways To Speak Out.

I know how much I’ve been enjoying the festive season, stuffing my face with mince pies and mulling wine without a care… I even donned a multitude of knitwear to play in the snow this week, and I’m not ashamed to admit it warmed the cockles of my heart. I hope that all our readers are enjoying Christmas time just as much as I have been but am well aware that for a lot of women, Christmas is a time of fear, isolation and violence.

Refuge

For a lot of us, Christmas conjures up images of home, and of family. For many women however these words imply danger and harm, in the form of domestic violence. (more…)

By: Yasmin Eshref, 21.12.2009 | Comments (0)
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