Alternatives to incarcerating women
Twenty years after Australia opened its first private women’s prison, activist and lawyer Amanda George told Women on the Line that women in prison are almost all locked up for drug-related crimes, and almost all have suffered traumatic abuse. She advised the money from prisons go to improving conditions for women and children and needed care, and said the goal is to abolish prisons. Rachel Herzing discussed her work with projects training communities and individuals to take responsibility for stopping and preventing violence. [Updated from WINGS #06-10]
Host(s): Marian Pricket
Featured Speakers/Guests: Amanda George from Sisters Inside, Australia; Rachel Herzing from Creative Interventions, USA/Australia
Credits: Produced by Marian Pricket for Women on the Line; WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden. Music clip from Born Free by M.I.A.
Comments: SINCE THIS PROGRAM FIRST AIRED IN 2010, CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS HAS CREATED A WEBSITE FOR THEIR STORYTELLING PROJECT AND THEIR TOOLKIT. IT IS WWW.STOPVIOLENCEEVERYDAY.ORG – AND THAT IS ALL ONE WORD, STOPVIOLENCEEVERYDAY.ORG. SISTERS INSIDE HAS MANY VALUABLE DOCUMENTS ON THEIR WEBSITE, SISTERSINSIDE.COM.AU