We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards.
This year we received a wonderful range of submissions across all the categories. These were anonymised and reviewed by a panel to form the shortlist below.
We look forward to welcoming all the shortlisted authors to the awards ceremony on Tuesday 6th December, where the winners will be announced.
Best Article – News
Sexist hate crimes given second-class status, says senior Tory MP
Alleged rape victims not being told they can challenge moves to reveal medical history in court
Revealed: Less than half of doctors qualified to examine sex attack victims female
Revealed: catalogue of sexual assault and misogyny in Scottish classrooms
Women facing ‘impossible’ tribunal fees barrier to challenge workplace harassment
Best Article – Comment and Feature
Sexual predators get too big for their boots
A horrifying moment of audience interaction showed why we need feminist stand-ups like Zoe Coombs Marr
India – in the land where women are deemed worthless
When I saw pictures of that lonely figure surrounded by armed men and onlookers doing no more than watching, I glimpsed my own future
Understanding coercive control and domestic abuse
Why did my rapist’s lawyer reveal my medical records?
Lads Lads Lads: Sexual Violence and University
A Women’s Aid group contributes a poem of strength and support
Nellie, Fiona, Priscilla, Sharon, Polly, Elaine, Brenda, Penny and Marian, User Group at Women’s Aid East and Midlothian
Self-Care or Speaking Out? A Black Feminist Dilemma
Best Article – Student & Young Person
Disruptions: Surviving Sexual Assault
Inappropriate: the politics of language in reporting on serious crime and sexual violence
Extent of sexism revealed at Glasgow University
‘Whose streets? Our streets!’ – How Glasgow reclaimed the night
Blog post inflames debate on sexual consent workshops
‘Sex On Trial’ reveals the true extent of our consent crisis’
Gender Equality Award 2016: Women and Migration
‘Hell on Earth’: Surviving in a Women-Only Detention Center
On Being A Woman
Archana Goyal Vaid
Syrian refugee reveals her lost childhood in harrowing journey to find Scottish haven
A Glasgow Girl’s Fight for Kurdish Independence
Home office must act to save lives
This year’s wooden spoon award will be announced at the ceremony.