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Women in the Prison System: An Evening with Debbie Kilroy

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The University of Queensland

Forgan Smith Building (#1)

Room: E109

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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Join the One Woman Project as we sit down with Debbie Kilroy, founder and CEO of Sisters Inside Inc to discuss the stories of women in the prison system, where the justice system is failing women, and the particular intersection of indigenous women in the Australian justice system.

ABOUT SISTERS INSIDE
Sisters Inside Inc. is an independent community organisation,
which exists to advocate for the human rights of women in the criminal justice system, and to address gaps in the services available to them. They work alongside women in prison in determining the best way to fulfil these roles.

ABOUT DEBBIE KILROY
Debbie Kilroy was imprisoned for drug trafficking in 1989 for 6 years. She was stabbed and witnessed the only murder inside an Australian women’s prison, and lost almost everything: her marriage, her home and her children. After her release in 1992, she established Sisters Inside, which advocates for the human rights of women in the criminal injustice system. Sisters Inside has won international acclaim for its work and for a unique structure which ensures it is driven by women inside prison.

Debbie was awarded the OAM for services to the community for working with women in prison 2003 and in 2004 she was awarded the National Human Rights Medal. She has a degree in social work and is a qualified gestalt therapist. Debbie was the first person in Australian who has serious convictions to be admitted by the Supreme Court of Queensland to practice law in 2007.

Find out more about Sisters Inside and Debbie Kilroy here: http://www.sistersinside.com.au/

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