Guardian Australia’s Melbourne bureau chief Melissa Davey’s investigation into the disgraced gynaecologist Emil Shawky Gayed , which sparked a police investigation and independent inquiry, was awarded a Walkley award for Women’s Leadership in Media at the 2019 mid-year celebrations. Davey revealed the Taree-based regional New South Wales doctor needlessly removed women’s reproductive organs and performed unnecessary surgeries on his patients. Other women were allegedly left with life-threatening infections. One of his patients died . Our stories: the women mutilated by Emil Gayed Read more A year after “The investigation into Dr Gayed” story was published detectives from the NSW police child abuse and sex crimes squad launched a strike force to investigate Gayed and his scores of alleged victims. The award “honours women who are making an outstanding journalistic contribution to gender equality and the visibility of women in society – both in Australia and on a global scale”. […]