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Winter 2016

Winter 2016

The theme for this issue is women doing it for themselves – changing their lives, creating thriving businesses, supporting each other, and making great music and art. Women in Prison started over 30 years ago by Chris Tchaikovsky – a woman who had spent time in HMP Holloway. She and other women who felt passionately about the need for real change decided to make it happen.

 

We hear stories every day about how women have helped lift themselves from adversity, often with the support of inspirational women in their lives. It has never been more important for women to stand together for the social justice needed to make the world better for all and the generations to come.

 

Writer and women’s rights activist Margaret Mead said: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." So we would like to extend a special thank you to the women in our magazine groups in HMP Downview and HMP Foston Hall who are exactly the kind of groups that we think Margaret Mead had in mind.

RSG meets Zawe Ashton

Actress, playwright and author Zawe Ashton talks to WIP about working with Clean Break

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In prison for not paying council tax?

Rona Epstein looks at the law on council tax debt

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The Luminary Bakery

The bakery giving women a chance to rise

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