WEVAW 2019 Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards. The competition, now in its 7th year, celebrates outstanding journalism and writing on gender equality and violence against women.

We were very excited to receive over 190 nominations this year from a wide range of papers and writers. The standard this year has been exceptional.

With every story on violence against women there is an opportunity to stop it happening again.

Responsible and sensitive writing on what violence against women is, what the warning signs are, and where people can seek help, is a key part of creating a world free from violence against women. It can save lives.

To read more about what we were looking for when we review submissions find our Media Guidelines here.

Best Piece – News

Caitlin Logan, The National: Warning over Pause Project that only supports women using contraception

Karin Goodwin, The Ferret & The Sunday National: Call to review domestic murders to help prevent further deaths

David Leask, The Herald: Rape victims to give video statements in bid to improve conviction rates

David Thomson, Common Space: STUC Youth Conference demands free sanitary products for all female workers

Best Piece – Feature

Rhiannon Davies, CommonSpace: Campaign to remember 'Glasgow's dirty secret'

Megan McEachern, The Sunday Post: “I’ll never forget it. His eyes just went black:” Domestic abuse survivor on coming out the other side and striving for greater awareness in young women

Kirsty Feerick, Cumnock Chronicle: Mum survived horrific domestic abuse and now helps others escape violent relationships by recycling

Mary McCool, BBC: Edinburgh hip hop artist raps about rape to help survivors heal

Best Piece – Opinion and Comment

Carrie Lyell, The Independent - Trans people aren’t ‘erasing’ lesbians like me – I’ll fight for equality standing side-by-side with them

Fiona Robertson, Bella Caledonia: Surviving in plain sight: Disabled women and domestic abuse

Dani Garavelli, Scotland on Sunday: Marshae Jones case shows US is close to dystopian nightmare

Kirsty Strickland, The Herald: The dark lesson that the Jeffrey Epstein case can teach Scotland

Honourable mention: Calum MacLeod, The National: Sgrios-cinnidh ann an Canada

Best Piece – Blog and Self Published

Elspeth Wilson, Engender blog: Why contraception needs a Me Too moment

Faiza Yousaf, Life of Fai: Why Didn't You Leave?

Miss M, Bella Caledonia: When the criminal courts let me down, I sought my own justice

Esme Johnson, Rape Crisis Scotland Blog: Letter to Boris Johnson

Gender Equality Awards – Women and Sport

Laura Waddell, The Scotsman: Scotland Women ‘really shake them up’ and may even win World Cup

Molly McElwee, The Telegraph: Katie Archibald on Inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland

Dani Garavelli, Nutmeg Magazine: No Thanks to the Men

Stewart Fisher, The Herald: Rose Reilly: I am just pleased that Scotland’s women footballers can finally achieve their goals

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 4 of December at the awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament, hosted by Jackie Baillie MSP.

The Awards are sponsored by NUJ Scotland, and NUJ Glasgow Branch.

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