We are delighted to announce the 3 winners of this year’s ‘Brave, Bold and Different’ Competition.
These extraordinary women are making a significant difference to women and girls around the world and we look forward to supporting their work.
Claire Burton, Langley House Trust, ‘Share your story’
The Langley House Trust supports women to get their life back on track by working closely with them when they leave prison. Their campaign is about taking these women’s stories and having volunteers take them into places where young women are at risk and to change people’s perception about women who’ve been in prison.
Maria Macnamara, Smalls for All, ‘Pants to Poverty’
Having turned 40 in 2009, Maria went on another volunteering holiday to Ethopia and realised that she wanted to do more to help people there. Having read about the important role underwear plays in the health, safety (and sometimes the life or death) of women and girls in Africa, she set about collecting underwear from friends and family and then took it herself to Kenya. She has subsequently teamed up with organizations to distribute underwear to women, girls (and boys) in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone.
Tessy Ojo, The Diana Award, ‘Celebrating Inspirational Young People - Internationally’.
The Diana Award acts as a lasting legacy to Princess Diana’s belief in the power of young people to change the world. So far, 36,000 young people have received special recognition through the award schemes that encourage exceptional young people to continue building a better society for all. Tessy is passionate about positive and inspiring perceptions of girls across the world.