Press Red started in 2016 when Michele Hawthorne read Elaine Storkey’s book Scars Across Humanity. Michele was so moved to act that she gathered a group of volunteers to put on a conference to raise awareness of global and national issues of gender-based violence.
Michele reached out to world-renowned speakers and activists for change: Mandy Marshall (Restored); Carl Beech (The Message Trust); Ian Henderson (Naked Truth); and Ben Cooley (Hope for Justice). Sponsored by Compassion UK, Michele put together a day of keynote speeches, seminars, Q&A sessions and exhibition spaces.
Today, Press Red continues to work to promote news and campaigns around the issues, encouraging people to stand up to violence against women and girls and make a change.
We would love you to be part of this. Please read the news stories, sign and share petitions and come to the next conference on 29th September 2018. Tickets are now available. Click here to book online.
Press Red Mission Statement
We exist to inform people about worldwide violence and abuse against women and girls, and to inspire and assist them to initiate change.
Lobbying for change
Signposting to help
Two women are killed each week by a current or former partner in England and Wales*