Dignity in the Justice System
We all have a right to safe and fair treatment while in custody.
Despite representing only 3% of the general population, Aboriginal women make up 30% of the prison system.
Healthcare is routinely denied to our women and support services on release are underfunded.
Deaths in custody continue. This is unacceptable.
Elizabeth Morgan House works with Aboriginal women while incarcerated and post release to assist with their transition back to the community.
But more is needed. We are asked for:
Protection of human rights of women in custody such as the same access to health care
Reform of bail laws which disproportionately impact our Aboriginal women and children
Implementation of RCIADIC recommendations to use imprisonment as a last resort
System accountability, culturally appropriate training and improved governance across all services to end deaths in custody.
Want to lend your voice?
Elizabeth Morgan House is a member based organisation and we encourage all Aboriginal women to become members. Aboriginal women heal Aboriginal women.
We appreciate any donations that help us provide a voice for Aboriginal women and children to government.
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