Join us as we celebrate the women campaigning to end male violence.
Centre for Women’s Justice are delighted to be hosting the Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize this year which, for the first time, will include a CWJ award for a woman, or group, who has used the law to hold the state to account for violence against women.
Expect an inspiring evening with special guests, moving discussions, food and live music.
Tickets are £55 each. Ticket price includes drinks, food and entry to the full programme. We also have a limited number of concession tickets for individuals who are low-earners or on benefits and therefore unable to pay for a full-price ticket. These are priced at £35. Please do not purchase this ticket if you can afford the full-price ticket.
If you you are unable to afford the concession price, do contact email@example.com to discuss as we are keen for this event to be accessible.
The venue is wheelchair accessible but please do get in touch to discuss any personal requirements.
18:15 Arrival and drinks
18:45 Justice for women: What has changed between 1992 and 2019?
Sally Challen and Kiranjit Ahluwalia will discuss their landmark cases and campaigns for justice, with Harriet Wistrich from Justice for Women and Pragna Patel from Southall Black Sisters. We will be exploring what, if anything, has changed in how the criminal justice system treats women who have killed abusive men.
Chaired by BBC broadcaster and CWJ trustee, Samira Ahmed.
19:40 Turning the Page – survivors’ stories
Women from the Southall Black Sister’s Survivors’ Group read extracts from their new anthology, ‘Turning the Page’. The anthology represents an intimate engagement, a two-way literary conversation, between established writers and emotionally vulnerable women who have found relief in writing about their troubled lives.
20:00 Break for food and drink
20.50 EHMP Main Ceremony
Hear from our inspiring winners and nominees about the vital work they’ve been doing, as we reveal this year’s winners.
22:00 The Tuts
The feminist punk trio behind the Solidarity Not Silence campaign will be performing a special acoustic set.
About the prize
Emma was a writer, campaigner and survivor of male violence who fought an historic struggle to overturn a murder conviction in 1995, supported by Justice for Women and other feminist campaigners.
Our annual prize of £1,000 will be awarded to an individual woman or group who has, through writing or campaigning, raised awareness of violence against women and children. This year we are collaborating with the Centre for Women’s Justice to award a second prize of £1000 to a woman or group for exceptional work in using the law to hold the state to account on violence against women – this can be in the capacity of a litigant, campaigner, or lawyer.
These awards mark the outstanding contribution of women's organisations who work in this embattled area and whose creativity and resourcefulness have resulted in developments that combat the prevalence of male violence. The awards aim to provide recognition for work against violence against women and to bring it to the attention of a wider public.