We will engage UK & global online audiences with a new digital project. Co-created by Members (women caught up in the criminal justice system or at risk of entering it) in partnership with leading artists, HOPE will explore the personal & political power of ‘hope’ for women facing deep disadvantage.
The issues our Members’ face are often interlinked– poverty, homelessness, racism, abuse, addiction, mental and physical ill-health & incarceration - with trauma at the core of their needs. Two years of lockdowns & continuing uncertainty compounds this disadvantage. For things to change on a personal & societal level, we must support women facing multiple disadvantage to use their voices & share their hopes, whilst using our platform for these stories of lived experience to be heard.
Members will collaborate with theatre & filmmakers to create a film on ‘hope’, devising together in physical & digital spaces. HOPE will be streamed online for 2-weeks, engaging audiences in a more radical & active expression of hope in troubling times. HOPE fulfils our mission to place Members as creators at the heart of our work. As sector-leading specialists, we are well-placed to bring stories of women who face disadvantage to audiences, breaking the bias around the criminalisation of women.