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Forum raises awareness for children

Mar 17 2017 12:48 PM

An important conversation that has expanded networks to action change to improve the mother-child bond of women with lived prison experience.

A big thank you to all of you who attended Every mother AND CHILD, a public forum to raise awareness of the most vulnerable people in our community – the children of women in prison.

The first conversation in South Australia to discuss these issues, criminalized women, advocates, government officials and lawyers contributed to a robust discussion before developing a plan of action that works towards improving the quality of life for women and their children during the prison experience.

A special thanks to our speakers:

  • Michael O’Connell, Commissioner for Victims’ Rights South Australia

  • Malcolm Robinson, Director: Bower Place Complex Needs Clinic

  • Cheryl Axelby, Chief Executive Officer Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement

  • Bernie McGinnes, Principal Advisor: Women Offenders Department for

    Correctional Services

  • Linda Fisk, Coordinator: Seeds of Affinity Pathways for Women Incorporated

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Thank you for the beautiful gift baskets which the women involved in the Seeds of Affinity project have been making. We used them as presentation gifts at our United Against Domestic Violence Conference and they were greatly appreciated. This is the third time that we have used these products and the quality and presentation are always remarked upon. - Diana Lockwood, Chair, Soroptimist International Torrens

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