In another installment of our Breaking the Silence comment series, Madeline Petrillo tells Alice's story of trauma, abuse and loss.
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In the second of our 'Breaking the silence' comment series, Madeline Petrillo tells Rosie's story of punishment, harm, and the damage of short sentences.
Lauren White highlights the urgent need for well-funded refuges and specialist services and describes the building blocks for a safer society
In the first of our 'Breaking the silence' comment series, Madeline Petrillo tells Lynne's story of tragedy, hope and resilience.
Dr Sarah Lamble of Birkbeck University recently gave a presentation to the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies on balancing short term reform goals with long term change. Based on her research and experiences of working in the anti-violence movement, Sarah identifies a number of key challenges facing activists. She concludes by outlining four strategies to support organising for long term change.
The video can be viewed below:
Claire Cain of Women in Prison invites people to march against cuts and closures of support services on 20 June.
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.
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Betty Makoni, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Child Network World Wide shared her inspirational story at the recent Justice Matters for Women conference in London on 20 May 2015.
You can see her powerful speech on her work as a human rights activist against gender based violence and her belief in the power of campaigning.
The failures of criminal justice and the impact of imprisonment on women is highlighted in The Independent on Sunday today. The article is published in advance of the Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action! conference on 20 May 2015, organised by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies and Women in Prison.
The activist group, Sisters Uncut, stopped traffic this weekend in a protest against cuts to domestic violence services, reports The New Statesman.
We are looking forward to hearing from Sisters Uncut at our 'Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action' conference in London on 20 May 2015. They will be sharing their experiences of building a grassroots movement.