Everyday Victim Blaming

challenging institutional disbelief around domestic & sexual violence and abuse

The #WritetoendVAW awards at Scottish Parliament

We were very honoured to be invited to support Zero Tolerance's Write to End Violence against Women awards held at the Scottish Parliament on December 10th. We have been inspired by our participation to start collect examples of good writing that challenges myths and stereotypes of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. You'll find these under the category 'News'.


Here are the winners of the Write to End Violence against Women awards for 2015:

Best Article – News

Judith Duffy
Scottish women taking on the sexist curse of street harassment
Sunday Herald

Best Article – Comment & Features

Alex Renton
Rape, child abuse and Prince Charles’s former school
The Observer

Best Blog

Isabelle Kerr
“Fifty Shades of Grey” Saviour of Relationships or Abuser’s Handbook
Glasgow Rape Crisis Blog

Best Student Article

Eve Livingston
On Rape Culture
Personal blog – evelivingston.wordpress.com

Gender Equality Award 2015 Sponsored by Women 5050

Gina Davidson
Let’s Hear it for the Smart Girls
Edinburgh Evening News

Wooden Spoon

This year’s Wooden Spoon Went Collectively to “Headlines”

A lot of reporting about good violence against women is sold short by headlines that seem design to capture readers’ attention in the most graphic way possible. In 2016, we’ll be encouraging media outlets to think more deeply about how they headline their stories. Watch this space for more developments. . .

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