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.
Jenny Kemp, Co-Director of Zero Tolerance says about this year’s shortlist:
“This year, with the support of the National, we’ve really been able push the boundaries of the award and reach out to a wider audience than ever before.
Fundamentally, we want to encourage media that is informed and responsible about VAW reporting, across a variety of formats and platforms.
So we’re delighted that this year, we’ve attracted a record amount of public nominations from diverse sources and we’re really pleased that our shortlist includes a broader range of voices.”
The winners of this year’s awards will be announced on 10 December at the Scottish Parliament.
Shortlist for four main categories
NB: There are two additional categories which will be announced at the ceremony: 1) the Gender Equality Award 2015: Women 50:50 Gender Equality in Political Reporting and 2) the Worst Article / Wooden Spoon award.
Best Article – News
Scottish women taking on the sexist curse of street harassment
Rape prevention campaign targets young Scottish men and bar staff
(With further explanation of corroboration by Douglas Coulter)
Special report: A Kilwinning woman’s heartbreaking story of childhood abuse
Sister papers: Irvine Times, and Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald
Woman’s domestic abuse warning (WriteVAW Michael Alexander 1 & WriteVAW Michael Alexander 2 )
The Courier – Fife Edition
Best Article – Comment & Features
Rape, child abuse and Prince Charles’s former school
Jonathan King must have wondered why he was the only one in the dock for using his fame to sexually molest young people
My Tears, My Terror, My Torment, My Hell
(WriteVAW Marion Scott 1, WriteVAW Marion Scott 2, WriteVAW Marion Scott 3, WriteVAW Marion Scott 4, & WriteVAW Marion Scott 5)
Scots are helping babies born through sexual assault in ‘rape capital of the world’ Democratic Republic of Congo
Close the ‘protection gap’ for women seeking asylum in Scotland
“Fifty Shades of Grey” Saviour of Relationships or Abuser’s Handbook
Glasgow Rape Crisis Blog
Because she is a woman
Glasgow Rape Crisis Blog
Joint collaboration of the RASASH team, led by Jane Ferguson, with input from Moira Paton, Rebecca Fletcher, and Melody McIndoe
Why Women Groping Under Men’s Kilts is NOT Sexism
Rape & Sexual Abuse Service Highland – Everyday Sexism Highland
Best Student Article
Ched Evans saga calls football culture into question
16 Days at Activism at GCU
Justice not served by Pistorius verdict
On Rape Culture
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