Susan Ann “Sue” Lloyd-Roberts CBE (27 October 1950 – 13 October 2015) was a British television journalist who contributed reports to BBC programmes and, earlier in her career, worked for ITN.
She joined Britain’s ITN, the news provider for ITV, straight from university and then reported extensively for the channel’s News at Ten.
Lloyd-Roberts joined the BBC in 1992. She worked as a special correspondent, travelling to, and reporting on, major news stories across the world, including important issues not covered widely elsewhere. She presented many in-depth reports for the Newsnight programme and for Our World, the international current affairs series on BBC World News, its international satellite and cable news channel, as well as for the UK’s domestic BBC News channel.
Lloyd-Roberts produced reports from states such as North Korea and Syria, where she focused on a range of important issues such as human rights violations, environmental degradation and political corruption.
1995: European Women of Achievement Award, European Union of Women (EUW), London.
2002: Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2002 New Year Honours for services to broadcast journalism.
2011: Emmy Award for her reports from North Korea.
2013: Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to journalism
THE WAR ON WOMEN – Buy here
Sue Lloyd-Roberts joined ITN in 1973 as a news trainee, she went on to become the UK’s first female video-journalist, reporting alone from the bleak outposts of the former Soviet Union and China. With a 30-year-long career in human-rights journalism, she has travelled the globe and witnessed the worst atrocities inflicted on women. Observing first-hand the war on the female race, she’s experienced and interacted with the brave ones who fight back.
This is a breath-taking and visceral narrative, interweaving the real-life experiences of the heroines combating gross inequality. It is an examination of how women are treated across the globe: from the pay gap in the UK and the laundries in Ireland, to gender discrimination in Saudi Arabia and female genital mutilation in Africa.
In a world where the issues facing women are so disparate, we’re facing a war of varying extremities and this has created a breakdown in the feminist discourse. But through her extraordinary and unique experiences, Lloyd-Roberts starts to build a bigger picture with a pervasive perspective.
The book delves into our history and takes us on a journey towards the analysis of the state of women’s lives in modern-day society. This is a ground-breaking approach to a global problem; anecdotal evidence bridges the gap between different fights and gradually starts to knit together the battles being fought by the starkly different cultures across the world.
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster UK
PUBLICATION DATE: 14th July 2016