SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 AWARDS

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Write to End Violence Against Women Awards.

This year we received a wonderful range of submissions across all the categories. These were reviewed by a panel to form the shortlist below. To read more about what we were looking for when we reviews submissions, read Handle with Care, our guide for journalists.

We look forward to welcoming all the shortlisted authors to the awards ceremony on Thursday 7th December, where the winners will be announced.

Best Article – News

Island rape victims forced to endure second hell due to lack of local forensic facilities
Annie Brown

“Years of my life stolen because of abuse” Woman speaks of abuse hell
Sandra Dick

Hundreds of sex trafficking victims found and helped in Glasgow as numbers rise
Hannah Rodger

Pioneering Violence Against Women project backed by mother of student victim
Caitlin Logan

US ditches controversial rape clause and family cap welfare policies
Judith Duffy

Best Article – Feature 

Paul Nuttall’s burqa ban seems to forget that the public are more at risk from white men than Muslim women
Kirsty Strickland

Why sex for rent is not a deal like any other
Vonny Leclerc

“Bring me my scooter so I can leave you” (This article was published in PosAbility magazine)
Niki Tennant 

Domestic abuse: This article will upset you but it is vital that you read it
Vicky Allan

Rape: the victims’ stories (This is a four part series – read here Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)
Hannah Rodger

Best Blog/Comment

News Blackout – Why Aren’t Black British Women Treated Fairly In the Media?
Layla-Roxane Hill

‘Joanne’
Inside Outside 

Why the dialogue on street harassment needs to remain open
Lindsay Linning

“Just Ignore It”
Talat Yaqoob

A week of male violence
Kirsty Strickland

Best Article – Student & Young Person

Philip Davies fails us as an MP by ignoring complex power structures
Clea Skopeliti

Domestic abuse is happening at university. So why don’t we talk about it?
Polly Smythe and Niamh Anderson

Inside the hospitality industry: a culture of harassment
Richard Joseph with Meilan Solly and Jonathon Skavroneck

Ched Evans’ aquittal shows lack of progress in social response to rape
Rachel Joint

Gender Equality Award 2017: Creative Writing

You can read all creative writing pieces in our booklet 

The Woman I do not Know (page 60 – 62)
Lorna Hill

3 poems (page 63 – 65)
Erin Kelly

Sarcasm against the patriarchy (page 66)
Caitriona Large

Consequence (page 67 – 72)
Charlotte Platt 

3 poems (page 73 – 75)
Anila Mirza

Wooden Spoon

This year’s wooden spoon award will be announced at the ceremony.

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