RAW in WAR: The Anna Politkovskaya Award

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LSO St Luke's

Sat 5 Oct 2019 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Svetlana Alexievich
Binalakshmi Nepram

Ian Shaw singer
Citizens of the World Choir

Tickets: £30 + booking fee*

*£0.60 online booking fee, £0.70 telephone booking fee per transaction - click here for more information on booking fees

Who are the women who risk their lives to speak the truth? The 2019 Anna Politkovskaya Award event brings together international women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war and conflict zones around the world.

7th October marks the anniversary of the murder in 2006 of Anna Politkovskaya, the campaigning Russian journalist and outspoken government critic. To honour Anna and other women like her, RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in War) annually presents this award to a woman human rights defender from a conflict zone who, like Anna, stands up for the victims of conflict, often at great personal risk.

At the event, the 2018 Anna Politkovskaya Award will be presented to writer and 2015 Nobel Prize laureate in literature, Svetlana Alexievich (Belarus) and writer and women’s rights activist, Binalakshmi Nepram (Manipur, India) by prominent women leaders, including Elena Kudimova, Anna Politkovskaya’s sister. The winner of the 2019 Anna Politkovskaya Award will be announced at the event. RAW in WAR will launch a new initiative, a leadership programme for young refugees, interested in human rights, to honour our colleague and friend Joy Watkins, who passed away in August last year. Singer/songwriter Ian Shaw will also perform with the UK’s Citizens of the World Choir, as well as other artists to be announced.

 

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