This is the latest update on Justice Matters, the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies' three year initiative promoting radical alternatives to criminal justice.
justice matters for women
Women in Prison and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies have released the provisional agenda for the 'Justice Matters for women: Time for action!' conference taking place in London on Wednesday 20 May 2015.
We will be hearing from a range of speakers with campaigning experience within and outside the criminal justice system.
1. Setting the context:
Dr Marian Duggan, University of Kent, explores ways of preventing violence against women and girls
This essay collection highlights how women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society.
The Lancet has released a new series on violence against women and girls. Five papers cover the evidence base for interventions, discuss the vital role of the health sector in care and prevention, show the need for men and women to be involved in effective programmes, provide practical lessons from experience in countries, and present a call for action with five key recommendations and indicators to track progress.
The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies hosted a roundtable event today to consider the existing knowledge about interventions and policies that prevent violence against women and girls. Held as part of our Justice Matters for Women initiative, the purpose of the roundtable was to inform our work going forward and identify opportunities for collaborations and partnerships.
This is an abridged version of an introduction given by Rebecca Roberts at the 'Violence against women: From intervention to prevention?' roundtable event on 19 November 2015.
Senior Policy Associate, Rebecca Roberts, says we need to look beyond the 'short-sightedness' of criminal justice interventions in tackling violence against women.