CommonSpace writer shortlisted for End Violence Against Women Awards

Nathanael Williams

Awards celebrating writing excellence in awareness of abuse and sexism releases shortlisted writers

COMMONSPACE columnist Ani Donaldson has been shortlisted for the Write to End Violence Against Women awards (EVAWA) for this year.

The awards were set up to challenge and improve the standard of writing in journalism around the topic of violence against women and how it is presented and debated in the media.

Donaldson was shortlisted in the ‘Best article – Comment and Feature section’ for her writing on how coercive control in abusive relationships is misunderstood and largely unrecognised by society and how women can seek help when experiencing abusive behaviour.

Anni Donaldson: Understanding coercive control and domestic abuse

Also shortlisted for an award in the same category is CommonSpace editor Angela Haggerty for her article on the French ban on the burkini earlier in the summer.

The award ceremony will take place on 6 December in the Scottish Parliament and is jointly supported by NUJ Scotland, White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Engender, Everyday Victim Blaming, Women 50:50, Rape Crisis Scotland and the Scottish Refugee Council.

Picture courtesy of Zero Tolerance

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