Nominations open for the Women on the move Awards - Championing Migrant & Refugee Women

Migrants Organise

Migrants Organise and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will host the eighth annual Women on the Move Awards at the WOW – Women of the World festival on 8th of March 2019

Nominations are now open for the four award categories: Woman of the Year, Young Woman of the Year, Champion Award, and the Sue Lloyd-Roberts Media Award. 

Please nominate migrant and refugee women, the people who champion them, and the journalists who tell their stories, who are deserving of recognition. To nominate for the 2019 Awards or to find out more, visit

Nominations for the four awards categories will be accepted until 5pm on Monday 15th October, 2018. Please visit for more information and to submit your nominations, or contact

Across the UK, migrant and refugee women are smashing stereotypes, breaking boundaries and connecting communities.  Often fleeing war and persecution, overcoming significant personal challenges, and facing hostile immigration policies, they use positivity and inventiveness to lead and inspire social change that benefits us all.  The Women on the Move Awards (WOMA) celebrate the courageous and powerful women who conduct this ground-breaking work – often without infrastructure, remuneration or acknowledgement. 

Presented by Migrants Organise and UNHCR, and hosted by BBC journalist Samira Ahmed, the Awards take place at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the WOW - Women of the World festival, a global initiative involving over a million people across five continents. The Awards provide a platform for winners, recognising their work and raising their profile. They also provide women with high-quality leadership development opportunities and a donation to support their initiatives.