This year’s Women on the Move Awards celebrated a young Egyptian Refugee campaigning for education access, and two women championing the rights of vulnerable families in asylum accommodation in Halifax.

Presented by Migrants Organise in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the 2018 awards ceremony took place on March 9th at London’s Southbank Centre. Now in its seventh year, the Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the inspirational leadership and exceptional contributions of migrant and refugee women to UK society.

Hosted by the BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, the awards were presented by the actor Gwendoline Christine (Star Wars, Game of Thrones); Jude Kelly, CBE, artistic director of the Southbank Centre and founder of WOW – Women of the World; the BBC’s Nick Guthrie; and Laura Padoan from UNHCR. Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Laura Mvula performed at the ceremony.

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