Social and Economic Justice
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This award is for campaigners working to break down social barriers and maximise the opportunities open to all members of society. The Social and Economic Justice Award is for campaigners who are tackling social and economic disadvantage and inequality.
Emmanuel Fuh Neba
‘African Charter on Good Governance and Democratic Succession’ - British Aid for Africa Consortium
Emmanuel hopes to achieve the introduction of an ‘African Charter on Good Governance and Democratic Succession’ that will prevent African leaders from staying in power for more than ten years. This will reduce the potential for election-related violence, hence achieving a more secure, prosperous and stable Africa. His campaign involves barefoot walks, petition writing and public speaking geared at creating awareness about the impact of poor governance.
‘Telling It Like It IS Muckamore’ – TILII Group, Muckamore Hospital, Northern Ireland
As a member of the TILII Group at Muckamore Hospital, Danny wants to let the outside world know that there are over 160 people in the hospital whose treatment is over but who have not been resettled in the community. The campaign aims to get the people in charge of health and social care services to make money available so that they can all get a home in the community and not be fogotten about.
‘End Violence Against Women in Wales’ - Welsh Women’s Aid and Wales Violence Against Women Action Group
Hannah passionately believes that ending gender-based violence is both possible and essential, through primary prevention, i.e. stopping violence before it starts. Through her campaign, she wants to achieve positive change within the devolved education system in Wales; as well as attitudinal change, particularly amongst men and boys.
Moira Nash has worked for campaigning organisations for over 15 years. Currently Campaigns Manager for Traidcraft she is fully versed in the trials, tribulations and occasional triumphs that come with campaigning for social and economic justice. She is experienced in all aspects of campaigns planning and delivery on issues as diverse as homelessness, homophobia and international trade rules. Equally at home lobbying a supermarket dressed as a fruit or devising a campaign strategy she believes everyone can campaign as long as they believe in what they’re doing, have a good sense of humour and are prepared for a long but uplifting journey.
John is a Chartered Accountant and was appointed as Treasurer on the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Board of Trustees in October 2008. John knew Sheila from his work with Which? where he currently works as an Internal Auditor. He is a Director of Tradewind Heights RTM Limited.