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Beatrice Botomani started campaigning after spending 65 days in detention. Having seen her own and others’ children suffer, she resolved to fight child detention. As part of South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group, the aim of all the campaigns Beatrice is involved in is the protection of human rights, respect and dignity amongst asylum seekers and refugees, especially women.
Beatrice is a finalist for this year’s SMK Social and Economic Justice Award. Sponsored by Shelter and Barrow Cadbury Trust, this award celebrates emerging campaigners who are taking action to achieve social and economic justice.
Beatrice joins a collection of Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK) Campaigner Awards finalists and winners, who were announced on 18th September at a special ceremony hosted by Channel 4 newscaster and SMK Patron Jon Snow, at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square.
The awards recognise the outstanding contribution that a new generation of campaigners are making towards achieving social, environmental and economic justice here in the UK.
SMK is the UK’s only charity dedicated to connecting, informing and supporting campaigners.
The award was presented by Elizabeth Balgobin, Chair of Voice4change Elizabeth has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and she is a specialist in governance, equalities, diversity and inclusion. Elizabeth’s previous work includes Chief Executive at London Voluntary Service Council and at Hackney Training and Employment Network.
Linda Butcher, Chief Executive of SMK, says:
‘At a time when campaigners across the globe are taking action on issues they care about, it is extremely important to recognise the people across the UK who tackle the injustices and inequalities we face in our society. Our winners and finalists do just that. These inspiring individuals, from all walks of life, care deeply about an issue and have got great ideas about how to make things better.’
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