The 2016 Empowering Women – Changing Lives breakfast saw the launch of the position statement Keeping Women out of Prison by the coalition of organisations behind the Empowering Women – Changing Lives campaign.
The campaign, now in its third year is led by the Sydney Community Foundation and its Sydney Women's Fund in collaboration with Zonta Club of Sydney, SHINE for Kids, The Miranda Project, Reichstein Foundation, and Women in Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN).
The coalition is focused on changing community attitudes and government practice relating to the incarceration of women, and to increase investment in diversionary programs for women in the criminal justice system.
This year, The Right Honourable The Baroness Jean Corston, PC, (author of The Corston Report), 2007 was invited to present about her findings and the resulting changes to the UK justice system at the annual Empowering Women – Changing Lives breakfast and to many other audiences over the week in both Sydney and Melbourne. See full itinerary.
Download the Position Paper, Keeping Women out of Prison
Media Coverage of The Right Honourable The Baroness Jean Corston, PC visit 2016
- The Morning Show, September 13, 2016
- The Conversation Article, September 14, 2016
Australia is locking up too many women but the UK offers a blueprint for a radical new approach
- Generosity Article, September 1, 2016
Sydney Community Foundation leads coalition to support women in the justice system
I was an extremely ill young woman who became a criminal. But I was given a chance, Lana Sandas, CEO WIPAN.
- Radio National Breakfast: Interview, September15, 2016
Calls for a women centred approach
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