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Our Awards

In 2013, The Justice Desk received recognition from the South African Presidency and the Duke of Edinburgh for our work.


In 2014, The Justice Desk was invited to become a partner of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

In 2016, the work of

The Justice Desk was recognised and we received an award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. This marked us joining the Queen's Young Leaders network. 


In 2017, our Founder and CEO, Jessica Dewhurst was named  one of Forbes Magazine’s

Top 10 most inspiring South African Women.


In 2018, the organisation received a ‘Hero’ award from

Lead SA.

In 2019, The Justice Desk was chosen to be one of the first organisations to join "The Queens Commonwealth Trust", which The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, are the patrons of.

In September, Meghan and Harry travelled to South Africa, and visited The Justice Desk.

The organisation also received accolades in this year from

The Obama Africa Foundation, and was named as one of News 24’s 100 Young Mandela’s.


2019 also marked the nomination and the announcement of our founder and CEO as one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year for the organisation's activism.

In 2020, The UK Start Network named The Justice Desk as the winner of their

"Brave Category" award. Our organisation was also named as

The UK's Prestige Awards 

"Human Rights Organisation" of the Year" for 2020.

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Inside Education chose Jessica Dewhurst as one of their "100 Shining Stars" of 2020.