Imprisoned Women’s Rights Watchers Wanted

I stole this post to introduce the new International Prison Watch site, Imprisoned Women’s Rights Watch, which my comrades with the Prison Reform Community Center set up to debut on International Women’s Day.

As you can see, they include friends in Amsterdam, doing a solidarity action for which I did nothing but bury my head that day. Anyway, they’re awesome, and we could use some help building this site – contact the PRCC or IPW if you’d like to become a contributor / imprisoned women’s rights watcher.

International Women´s Day 2010…

Today March 8th 2010 is International Women´s Day. A good day to start this new blog for and with all women who are in prisons everywhere in the world.

This blog is connected to the International Prison Watch Weblogs, which is a growing network of sites where information about prisons, prisoner rights, abuse of prisoners and more is gathered and documented, with the goal to expose human rights abuses and from there to push for reform.

Here are a few photos of Amsterdammers showing solidarity with imprisoned women:

At the little square dedicated to thoughts for Peace we showed our solidarity…

And here at the Monument in remembrance of Slavery, Oosterpark, Amsterdam, we showed our solidarity with women who are imprisoned.