COMMUNITY ORGANISATION AWARD FOR GENDER –
Against All Odds Still Standing (AOS) works to support safeguarding and protection of ethnic minority women and children. Their objectives are to support, and relief need for victims, survivors and vulnerable people to domestic violence or abuse and discrimination in UK communities and abroad. Founder Fikelephi Jackson recognised from her own experiences that many women, especially Africans, suffer in silence in order to retain their home or protect their family honour. Working tirelessly to rebuild lives and restore hope, this incredible organisation delivers befriending projects for survivors across South East England & Africa, holistic services are being developed to meet increasing demands. In addition, over 150 Students in Malawi have received school scholarships through AOS, and they seek to support these students with school uniforms and stationery items for their studies and other needs.