SEX IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

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    ‘SEX IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM’

     

    We know the criminal justice system is institution ally racist, we don’t need anyone to tell us it is institution ally sexist: its structure must change, not little parts of it, but its entirety” – Imran Khan, criminal defence solicitor, human rights advocate.

     

    Violence against Women exists at every level of society, it is particularly entrenched in the government and power structures in what is referred to as “civil society.”

     

    Kazuri Properties CiC is hosting an event at the House of Lords, for the publication of their document ‘Sex in the Criminal Justice System’ and are calling for the creation of a Women’s Justice Task Force, harking back to Lord David Ramsbotham and Baroness Corston’s earlier initiatives.. This call to the Government, through a submission to the Justice Committee’s inquiry into women in the criminal justice system  will be published  on  14 November 2012, from 1600 hrs – 1830 hrs. Admittance is via invitation only.

     

    We have created a viable cross government interdepartmental framework, to demonstrate exactly what this Task Force looks like, how it will operate and its remit. We invite the new Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Chris Grayling and the new women’s minister,  Rt Hon Helen Grant to end hundreds of years of inequality and entrenched, systemic violence in the form of the abuse of power, against women.

    Kazuri is a social enterprise which places vulnerable women leaving domestic violence, prison, on license in the community or at risk of or already facing homelessness in the private rented sector. We have called upon independent experts, Imran Khan,  Flo Krause and Julia Gibby, to input on this document as front-line practitioners to share their insight, knowledge and experience. The Honourable Members of the Justice Committee will get a truthful insight into what life is really like for women in the criminal justice system; founded on hard and grassroots evidence of women’s experiences and an analysis to enable the shift in the perception of the concept of equality as embodied in the Equality Act 2010.

     

    For more information please contact janel@kazuri.org.uk or call on 0207 377 5791.

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