Baroness Lawrence OBE

A mother with passion and cause

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Age:
60
Profession:
Campaigner

Doreen Lawrence was thrust into the limelight when her son Stephen Lawrence was murdered in a racist attack in South East London. To date she has forged a path for truth and justice to be heard by all, taking on any and every one that stood in her way.

Doreen Lawrence is in some senses everybody's mother.
- David Lammy MP

Doreen has created a far reaching legacy and now she campaigns for other victims of racist crimes. She founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and also sits on various panels across the UK. Her passion and determination has helped create better police accountability and has improved victim and witness care.

Turning tragedy into triumph, Doreen has become an inspirational mother figure to all irrespective of race.