ABOUT
WOMAN II WOMAN

OUR MISSION.

“Woman II Woman, Inc. is a community of previously incarcerated women providing resources, education, and support services for system-impacted women. We stand in solidarity with our sisters, being a voice for the voiceless and ensuring them that they are not forgotten.

 

We champion the rights and welfare of our sisters through advocacy and education, along with providing services for parole suitability hearings, commutation preparation, and one-on-one re-entry support, welcoming women back into the community with dignity and respect through a team who have lived the experience.”

WHAT WE
STAND FOR.

SAFETY AND DIGNITY FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN

Women’s involvement in the justice system is largely tied to their experiences of male violence resulting in severe PTSD for many of us. A humane justice system must recognize the unique needs of our community and ensure that we are not housed in situations that are triggers for us and completely detrimental to our rehabilitation, mental health and well being .

JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF
STATE ABUSE

Women in California’s correctional facilities are subjected to abuse and harassment from every angle. They have been left out of the frame working of legislation that directly affects every aspect of their lives. Everything is prioritized over incarcerated women's mental health and physical well being. We believe everyone should be treated with respect, agency and dignity, and that one communities safety cannot come at the cost of another’s. We know there are ways to ensure all incarcerated and free people are equally valued by society and equally protected by the law and we will stop at nothing until we find those ways.