The National Network of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls


End the Incarceration for Women and Girls Across Aboriginal Lands in so-called Australia

What we do and why?

What does The Network do? Well, in short we represent the interests of our sisters who have been, or are currently trapped in cages. The National Network is a membership organisation and so our member initiatives shape the work that we do. Because of this what we do will change over time based on our members. At the moment, we are focusing on critiquing policy, and shifting the narratives that are made about us. We welcome all initiatives by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls who uphold our shared values and vision. We are always seeking to develop our activities that are aimed at changing the systems and structures that sustain prisons, police and borders.

Latest Submission

Closing the Gap Reporting & Review

The National Network believes that the Closing the Gap program does very little to stop the harm and violence against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander criminalised community. Read More

Latest Media Release

Media Release - 24 August 2023

The National Network of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls stands in condemnation and rage as the Queensland Government suspends the Human Rights Act to use police watch houses as youth cages. Read More

Current Campaign

End Toxic Prisons

This campaign is founded upon an abolitionist framework identifying a multitude of factors that contribute to the mass incarceration of First Nations people, and is driven towards the goal of ending carceral violence against First Nations people and communities. Read More

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