REFUSING TO BE SILENCED 2018 and the presentation of the
ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA AWARD 2017
WOW FESTIVAL – Royal Festival Hall- London
Saturday 10 March 3-4pm 2018
Join us on Saturday 10th March (3pm-4pm) in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, where we honour the recipients of the 2017 Anna Politkovskaya Award – Gulalai Ismail and Gauri Lankesh, and pay special tribute to the brave Rohingya survivor Jamalida Begum.
Presentation of the Award:
- Jude Kelly – Artistic Director of the Southbank centre and Founder of the WOW festival – introductory words
- Elena Kudimova – Former journalist and Anna Politkovskaya’s sister – to give the award
- Baroness Helena Kennedy QC – Distinguished lawyer, human rights advocate, Labour member of the House of Lords – Chair
- Gulalai Ismail (Pakistan) – Pashtun human rights activist, co founder of Aware Girls and the Youth Peace network and 2017 Anna Politkovskaya Award winner
- Emma Hopkins, OBE – British Ambassador to Bulgaria, formerly leading the UK Government Initiative on Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict
- Mariana Katzarova – International human rights advocate and activist, Founder, RAW in WAR and the Anna Politkovskaya Award
- Leila Alikerami – International Iranian human rights lawyer and winner of 2009 Anna Politkovskya Award
Who are the women who risk their lives to speak the truth?
RAW in WAR “Refusing To Be Silenced” brings together international women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war and conflict zones around the world.
This is a platform through which human rights abuses against women and girls can be discussed, and has included previous Anna Politkovskaya Award winners. Our events enable others to hear from these often, ordinary women who find themselves in exceptional circumstances where they decide to rise to the challenge. Our aim is to share their experiences and voices with a wider audience and enable a discussion, which we hope will inspire others to take action in their own communities.
A Brave Voice Refusing To Be Silenced
The following sessions took place at the Women of the World (WOW Festival) at the Southbank Centre in London.