Nominations open for the Women on the Move Awards 2018

The UN Refugee Agency and Migrants Organise will host the seventh annual Women on the Move Awards at the WoW Festival in March 2018.

Recipients of 2017's Awards, Eden Habtemichael (3rd from left) and Rozin Khalil Hanjool (4th from right).
© Migrants Organise

Nominations are now open for the four categores: Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year (deadline 8th December), The Sue lloyd-Roberts Media Award (deadline 31st January) and the Champion Award (deadline TBC). 

Please nominate the migrant and refugee women who deserve this award and recognition. To nominate for the 2018 awards or to find out more, click here

Women On The Move Awards Ceremony 2017

The Women on the Move Awards recognise and celebrate women who have migrated or fled persecution themselves and find time to provide essential support and inspiring leadership on a grassroot level to others starting a new life in the UK.

Migrants and refugees cross borders to live among us for many reasons. Some come fleeing human rights abuses. Some come to join other members of their families. But when they arrive here they often find that they face new challenges and problems. Some not only rise to these challenges for themselves, they also help others to succeed.

"These women have often gone through incredibly difficult, courageous experiences and I think it is right that they should be legitimised, lauded, shown to be the heroines that they are." - Jude Kelly OBE, Artistic Director Southbank Centre

WoM Award

The Women on the Move Awards was set up in 2012 to recognise and celebrate inspirational leadership and contribution from migrant and refugee women to UK society.  © Migrants Organise

The legacy of these awards goes beyond the ceremony, towards the creation of a more positive discourse on migration. The importance of recognising these incredible women as women who have helped their community goes beyond the individual and helps us to shift the conversation from one about ‘victims’ to one of shared humanity and community.

"These awards give prominence and they shine a light on those who get no attention at all for the incredible, inspiring work which they are doing." - Juliet Stevenson, Actress and committed supporter of migrants and refugees

Nominations are now open for the four categores: Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year (deadline 8th December), The Sue lloyd-Roberts Media Award (deadline 31st January) and the Champion Award (deadline TBC). 

Please nominate the migrant and refugee women who deserve this award and recognition. To nominate for the 2018 awards or to find out more, click here


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