ABOUT
WOMAN II WOMAN

OUR MISSION.

“Woman II Woman, Inc. is a community of empowered women previously impacted by incarceration, providing support services and resources for women who are formally and currently incarcerated.   We champion the rights and welfare of our sisters through advocacy, services for parole suitability hearings, and their successful re-entry back into the free world.
 
We welcome women back into the community with dignity and respect through partnership with a team that has lived through the same experiences. We are a voice for the voiceless, and we stand in solidarity with our sisters to love them  sisters and to ensure that they are not forgotten.”.

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 mental health and well being .

JUSTICE FOR VICTIMS OF
STATE ABUSE

Women in California’s correctional facilities are subject to violent abuse and harassment by staff and by male transfers from men’s prisons who are taking advantage of the lack of guardrails or safety precautions that we needed implemented during the authoring of SB132. We believe everyone should be treated with respect, agency and dignity, but one communities safety cannot come at the cost of another’s.

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California’s SB 132 has legalized gender self ID in California state prisons. According to the LA Times, there have already been 255 men who have requested transfer to women’s facilities from men’s facilities in California based on this law.

Woman II Woman inc is now suing the state of California on behalf of incarcerated women who have been affected by SB132. You can read more about our lawsuit here.

www.womensliberationfront.org