Palmers Green teenager wins national women's award

This Is Local London: Yasemin Nacati's school, Woodhouse, is the first sixth-form in England to actively back the campaign Yasemin Nacati's school, Woodhouse, is the first sixth-form in England to actively back the campaign

A schoolgirl has been dubbed “the UK's best hope for the future” by a national newspaper.

Yasemin Nacati, from Palmers Green, won the title in the 2013 Guardian Women Awards.

The 17-year-old, who goes to Woodhouse College, in North Finchley, launched an online petition to get sex and relationship education updated in the UK curriculum - and it has already received £50,000 signatures.

She spent her last birthday trying to get Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to admit change was needed by conducting a live radio debate with him.

She has also joined the committee for the No More Page 3 campaign, to abolish photos of bare-breasted women from newspapers.

The No More page Three campaign visited Woodhouse College last week, and it has become the first sixth-form in England to actively back the campaign.

Principal of the college John Rubinstein said: “We were very pleased to host the No More Page 3 Campaign, the students got really involved in discussion and debate.

“We are extremely proud of Yas and her award, she is a true campaigner and carries out all of this additional work in her spare time.

“We actively encourage campaigning, debate and discussion at Woodhouse. They may be teenagers but 16-18 year olds have a lot to add to political debate in this country. I think Yas is a shining example of that.”

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