This session is for anyone interested in ending male violence against women and girls. The session will look at how our current criminal justice solutions are failing marginalised communities. Through an Open Space format, we will consider our relationship to harm and justice, and community responses to safety.
Leah Cowan is politics editor at Gal-dem and communications and policy co-ordinator at IMKAAN, a Black feminist organisation and the only national second-tier women’s organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls
Elio is a grassroots organiser with Bent Bars - a solidarity letter writing project for LGBTQ prisoners - and with SWARM, a sex worker advocacy and rights movement. Elsewhere they work around health, creative interventions for movement building and queer and trans liberation.
Yasmin A. is a Kurdish activist campaigning against violence against women. She is now a member of Jineoloji Committee in Europe - a women's science committee.
Laura Hill works at Women in Prison, an organisation that supports women affected by the criminal justice system & campaigns to end the harm of prison to women, their families & our communities.
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a feminist and human rights organisation led by and for Latin American migrant women in the UK. We support the multiple immediate and long-term needs of Latin American migrant women exposed to intersectional discrimination on the basis of gender, race and migration status, and to violations of their fundamental human rights. We work with women and girls facing violence, exploitation and trafficking, and those enduring difficult living and working conditions in low-paid jobs and facing barriers to social protection.
Emma Campbell is an artist, activist and academic, she joined Alliance for Choice in 2010, they have been active since 1996 and have been instrumental in the sea change in opinions and attitudes to abortion in the public sphere. Emma was part of the team that helped campaign towards Repeal from the North and is still working hard to balance the focus of the AfC campaign between NI, Ireland and the UK to make real change for women and pregnant people happen.