On 20th May 2015, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Women in Prison, held the Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action! conference.
The event was attended by over 100 people including activists, researchers, practitioners and women affected by criminal justice. The purpose of the event was to build collective action for challenging criminal justice failure and promoting social justice alternatives.
For further information:
- Download the full conference programme here
- Check out the Twitter coverage from the conference via the hashtag #justicematters4women
- Read the live blog of the event from Prison Watch UK
- Sign our call to action to 'Empower women, resist injustice and transform lives'
- The Independent on Sunday coverage in the lead up to the conference
- Read about how women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society in our essay collection, Empower, resist, transform
1. Setting the Context
From criminal justice to social justice: making the case
Rachel Halford, Director, Women in Prison
Empower women, resist injustice, transform lives
Rebecca Roberts, Senior Policy Associate, Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
2. Building a movement for change
GUEST SPEAKER: Betty Makoni, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Child Network World Wide
3. Justice Matters for women
Empowering women, resisting injustice and transforming lives
Paula Harriott, Head of Programmes, User Voice
4. Turning our knowledge, experience and commitment into action
From deaths in custody to prison abolition
Deborah Coles, Co-Director, INQUEST
Organising for change
Sarah Lamble, Senior Lecturer in Law