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Zero Tolerance, with the support of the Scottish Refugee Council is launching this years’ Write to End Violence Against Women Awards, with a new gender equality category: ‘Women and Migration’. This category is open to all those writing from personal experience of migration or for an article written on the topic of women and migration.
This article originally appeared in the Sunday Herald - read it here
At Zero Tolerance we are working hard to support the media in Scotland to improve their engagement with the issue of violence against women. This is why we founded the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards and why we continue to engage with media outlets whenever we can. We know that the media has a vital role when it comes to shaping public attitudes, with the potential to be a real force for change.
The organisers of this year's awards were extremely excited to have a full house at the Scottish Parliament garden lobby last night for the 2015 Write to End Violence Against Women awards. We are incredibly grateful to all our speakers and supporters, especially Fiona Hyslop who presented the Best Article Comment & Features award and Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale for sponsoring the event. We were also delighted that Green MSP Alison Johnstone, whose support has been instrumental in building and growing the awards, was in attendance last evening.
We are delighted to announce the 2015 shortlist. The shortlist was chosen by a shortlisting panel that reviewed anonymised text of the nominations. Nominations were open to writers themselves and member of the public submitting others' writing.
Have you seen great political reporting about women this year? Nominate today -- deadline fast approaching!
This year we are introducing our inaugural "Gender Equality Award". The purpose of this award is to recognise that working towards a gender equal society is vital to ending violence against women. Gender inequality means that women have less economic, political and social power than men, making it possible for some men to abuse their power.
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The Write to End Violence Against Women Awards are a unique opportunity to reward Scottish journalists who have furthered the cause of gender equality through their work over the past year.
Be sure to let us know! We need your help to drive up standards and reward those committed to furthering the cause of gender equality through their work.
The Organisers of the Write to End Violence against Women Awards and campaign are delighted to announce the involvement of Carolyn Leckie and Women for Independence (WFI).
A group of women’s charities, the National Union of Journalists Scotland and media partner, The National Newspaper are encouraging the public to get involved with the 2015 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards and campaign.
We're delighted to announce that we are now accepting entries for the 2015 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards.
It was a fantastic evening at Parliament last night -- despite the "weather bomb." There was a full room of dedicated and inspiring people who are working to challenge a culture that normalises violence against women.
We are delighted to announce this year's shortlist for the Write to End Violence Against Women Awards. Congratulations and thank you to all of the shortlisted nominees for your contributions to challenging a culture that normalises violence against women. The winners will be announced tomorrow night at the awards ceremony. Watch this space. . . .