Complex factors lead to women and girls' entering and returning to prison. Criminalisation is usually the outcome of repeated and intergenerational experiences of violence, poverty, homelessness, child removal and unemployment, resulting in complex health issues and substance use. First Nations women and girls are massively over-represented in prison due to the racism at the foundation of systems of social control.
Sisters Inside responds to criminalised women and girls' needs holistically and justly. We work alongside women and girls to build them up and to give them power over their own lives. We support women and girls to address their priorities and needs. We also advocate on behalf of women with governments and within the legal system to try to achieve fairer outcomes for criminalised women, girls and their children. At Sisters Inside, we call this 'walking the journey together'. We are a community and we invite you to be part of a brighter future for Queensland’s most disadvantaged and marginalised women and children.
Date: Saturday 4th May, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: West Village (97 Boundary St, West End)