GCVF 2019 Conference 2019 Conference Manual Draft | Page 19

Award Recipients    Congratulations to our 2019 Award Recipients!  Gender Justice Award: ​ Kimya Motley  The Gender Justice Award is presented to leaders in social justice who work for the betterment of women in Georgia. Recipients of this award are chosen based on their history of increasing safety for victims and survivors of domestic violence, enhancing accountability of batterers, and making systemic changes to laws in Georgia – all in order to eliminate gender inequality. Moving the Work Forward Award: ​ Georgia Teen Advocates Network The Moving the Work Forward Award is presented to organizations that are innovative in their approaches and actions to ensure all victims of domestic violence are provided the necessary resources to live free of violence in their homes. Responsible Coverage Awards: ​ Annie Tejada of Telemundo  The Responsible Coverage Award recognizes and celebrates journalists or media outlets that demonstrate leadership in responsibly covering the issue of domestic violence in a way that furthers the goal of ending violence against women in the State of Georgia. In the Trenches Award: ​ Rosemary Stefanoff  The In the Trenches award recognizes one front-line advocate whose effort goes beyond the ordinary to demonstrate extraordinary dedication to safety and justice for domestic violence survivors. This award is presented by the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence.   Task Force Member of the Year Award: ​ Shelia Hill  The Task Force Member of the Year Award is presented to the task force member who has taken extraordinary strides to better protect victims and hold abusers accountable. Task Force of the Year Award: ​ Mountain Judicial Circuit Family Violence Task Force  The Task Force of the Year Award is presented to a Family Violence Task Force that is implementing a Coordinated Community Response in an effort to increase victim safety and offender accountability.                   18