Justice Matters for Women

Justice Matters for Women is a collaborative project between Women in Prison and the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The project aims to build a movement to take collective action to challenge structural inequality and eradicate punishment and control in women’s lives. 

Justice Matters for Women kicked off with a call to action stating:

The harms women face are widespread yet consistently ignored. Many criminal justice interventions and support services serve to replicate and reinforce unequal gender relations rather than tackle the root causes of harm. Women facing criminalisation and gender based violence are repeatedly failed by society.

We need to think about and develop social interventions that get to the root of these problems. We are calling on others to work with us to challenge structural inequality and eradicate punishment and control in women’s lives. We want to start talking about and acting in ways to:

EMPOWER women.
RESIST injustice.
TRANSFORM lives.

Over 200 people have already signed up to the campaign, join them and SIGN UP TO THE CALL TO ACTION.

Justice Matters for Women: Time for Action

Following the call to action Justice Matters for Women hosted a one day conference to build collective action for challenging criminal justice failure and building social justice alternatives.

Read our news article covering the campaign.

Watch the footage from the conference.