Kholoud Waleed (Syria) 2015

5th October 2015

On 7th October 2015, RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) celebrated the incredible courage and inspiring work of Kholoud Waleed, a journalist and editor of the underground newspaper ‘Enab Baladi’. Kholoud Waleed, co-founder of ‘Enab Baladi’(Grapes of my […]


We Want Justice for Natalia: End Impunity

15th July 2015

Six years ago today, we lost a close friend – Natalia Estemirova (or Natasha as we called her among friends), RAW in WAR’s first Anna Politkovskaya Award winner. Natalia Estemirova, a courageous human rights defender from Russia’s Chechen Republic, […]


Vian Dakhil (Iraq) 2014

5th October 2014

Today, Monday 6th October, RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) celebrates the courage of Vian Dakhil, a Yazidi member of the Iraqi Parliament, who has courageously spoken out and tirelessly campaigned to protect the Yazidi people from […]


Marie Colvin (the United States) 2012

6th October 2012

This year’s winner is a unique woman, a courageous war correspondent, who dedicated her life to reporting from the frontline of almost every major conflict in recent history. From the war in the Balkans to […]


Razan Zaitouneh (Syria) 2011

6th October 2011

The winner of RAW in WAR’s fifth annual Anna Politkovskaya Award is Razan Zaitouneh from Syria. Razan is a 34-year-old human rights lawyer from Syria who has gone into hiding after being accused by the […]


Dr. Halima Bashir (Darfur/Sudan) 2010

6th October 2010

The winner of RAW in WAR’s fourth annual Anna Politko­vskaya Award is Dr Halima Bashir from Darfur (Sudan). Halima comes from the Zaghawa tribe who inhabit the western region of Sudan. In 2003 she became […]