A woman conceived through rape who campaigned for nine years to bring her father to justice has won a prestigious award.
He was convicted in July 2021 at Birmingham crown court and sentenced to 11 years in jail.
Daisy was awarded the Emma Humphreys memorial prize, which recognises women who make outstanding contributions towards ending male violence.
She was announced as the winner on Sunday at conference in Portsmouth for FiLiA – a female-led volunteer organisation working for the liberation of women.
Although her birth mother named Bennett after she became pregnant with Daisy after the rape, no action was taken by the authorities to charge him.
She said she did not know she had been nominated for Sunday’s award and was thrilled to discover she had won it.
She is also calling for better treatment and support from the justice system for children conceived through rape. »