“Women & Criminal Justice System In Bermuda”

January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Women’s Resource Centre will be hosting a Women’s Empowerment Panel Discussion titled “Women and the Criminal Justice System in Bermuda” on Thursday evening  [Jan 30] at Vasco De Gama on Reid Street in Hamilton.

A spokesperson said, “During the first kickoff discussion, in a series of public conversations for women titled ‘Women’s Empowerment Discussions’ in October last year, the Women’s Resource Centre promised to deliver a discussion around the dynamics of women being incarcerated in Bermuda.

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Womens Empowerment Panel Discussion Bermuda Jan 2020 (2)

“The Women’s Resource Centre will be hosting a Women’s Empowerment Panel Discussion titled ‘Women and the Criminal Justice System in Bermuda’ on Thursday, January 30th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Vasco De Gama, on Reid Street in Hamilton.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Jasmine Patterson and a dynamic panel for an open discussion on topics such as;

  • “Statistics of women in prison. Who is in Prison and why are they there?
  • “Mothers in Prison – effects of imprisonment on families
  • “What does or should successful re-integration into society look like for women who have been incarcerated?
  • “What support and preventative systems exist to keep women from going to prison?
  • “As a society how do we need to change to support successful re-integration of women who have been incarcerated?

“We are hoping to see around 70 – 100 women turn out to the moderated discussion with a panel of experts, as well as the opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to the discussion.

Womens Empowerment Panel Discussion Bermuda Jan 2020

“The event is a fundraiser and will include a light snack and beverage. The cost is $50 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance of the event. To purchase a ticket; We are located at Sofia House, Church Street, Hamilton or Tel. us at 295-3882 or by email at wrc@wrcbermuda.com.”

Elaine Butterfield, executive director stated, “Our aim is to educate the public about the lives of women who have made wrong decisions for varying reasons and how we as a society can support them through re-integration and beyond. This is always an incredible opportunity to learn from each other and we hope that many women from all walks of life will come out and show their support.”

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