An Open Letter to the organisers of Women Deliver and the Generation Equality Forum calling for all High-Level Forums on women’s rights to be inclusive of all women, particularly criminalised, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Women. The letter, signed by over 200 organisations, from across the world is in response to the exclusion of current and former female prisoners from discussions on women’s rights.
Since 2000, the rate at which women and girls are being incarcerated has grown by almost 60%, tripling that of males. Evidence shows that women’s detention is closely linked to sexual- and gender-based violence, poverty and vague, discrimnatory laws.
Read full letter: An Open Letter to the Organisers of Women Deliver and the Generation Equality Forum: High-Level Forums on Women’s Rights Must Not Ignore the Rights of Criminalised, Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women