Meeto memorial Award 2012

Germi Roy, Violet and Seeta Leen: In 2012, these three women, who have been working with community-based organisations in the unorganised sector of fisheries, were awarded the Meeto Memorial Award for Young South Asians. Germi Roy, Violet and Seeta Leen have worked rigorously for the promotion of women’s rights and have sought to secure justice for dozens of survivors of rape, challenged the abuse of fisherwomen, struggled to retain spaces for fisher women in the fish market, and sought to address attacks against fisher women. These activists also seek to promote the health and education of the fishing community, and have been conducting classes for the children of the fishing community once a week.