Nominations are now open for the Women on the Move Awards 2014. The awards – formerly the Migrant and Refugee Woman of the Year awards – will be announced on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2014.
The Women on the Move Awards celebrates and supports the contribution that migrant and refugee women, the media and their champions can make towards facing down prejudice and inspiring others.
Organised by Migrants Rights Network (MRN), The Forum and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), this year there are four categories of awards.
Both the Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year awards celebrate women who, having migrated or fled persecution, provide essential support and inspiring leadership at the grassroots to others starting a new life in the UK.
The Media Award recognises the outstanding work of a journalist or producer whose reporting has promoted the protection needs of refugees, asylum-seeking or migrant women, either in the UK or abroad.
This year, the awards will also recognise a Champion of the Year: an individual, group of people, or organisation, selected by a panel, which has made a significant contribution to supporting migrant and refugee women.
To find out more information about each award, eligibility criteria and nomination forms, please visit Womenonthemoveawards.org.uk.