Irish Penal Reform Trust

Sisters Inside: Women, Prison and Human Rights

30th June 2004

An international conference women and prison presented by the Irish Penal Reform Trust

Wednesday 30th June 2004 from 2:00-5:00pm

Dóchas Centre for Women

North Circular Road

Dublin 7

Light refreshments will be served

€15 members, €20 non-members, €5 students/unwaged

Kim Pate, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies

Kim Pate, a teacher and lawyer by training, has worked with oppressed, criminalised and imprisoned young people, men and women for the past two decades.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS). CAEFS is an association of self-governing, community-based Elizabeth Fry Societies that work with and for women and girls in the justice system, particularly those who are, or may be, criminalised. Together, Elizabeth Fry Societies develop and advocate the beliefs, principles and positions that guide CAEFS. The association exists to ensure substantive equality in the delivery and development of services and programs through public education, research, legislative and administrative reform, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Ivana Bacik, Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology

Ivana Bacik is a lawyer, a feminist campaigner and a political activist. She is Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin and has been Editor of the Irish Criminal Law Journal since 1997. She is the author of several books, including Abortion and the Law, Crime and Poverty in Ireland, and the newly released Kicking and Screaming: Dragging Ireland into the 21st Century.  Ivana is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, and is a candidate for the European Parliament in 2004.

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.



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