Women on the Rise & 100 Women Rising fight against injustice in the criminal ‘justice’ system.

Women on the Rise connects you to a group of powerful women leaders who are fighting for social justice by ending mass incarceration in Georgia. We are a community of women who are impacted by the criminal ‘justice’ system and are making policy change. We are transforming ourselves and our communities through somatic healing. No longer will we accept the status quo. We will fight, unite and demand that all women who are currently or formerly incarcerated are able to walk in our dignity and integrity and have access to opportunities to live successful lives. As a member of Women on the Rise, you will help us make collective decisions about our campaigns and about the ways to change policies that affect us and our communities.

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Women on the Rise is working to build a community membership based organization

Ban The Box
Ban The Box

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Ban The Box

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Women on the Rise is working with our sister organization Ban the Box/ 9to5 to get public and private employers to remove the box that asks about...

No New Jail Beds
No New Jail Beds

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No New Jail Beds

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The number one charge for women incarcerated is forgery (ie writing bad checks) and the majority of women incarcerated and/or detained in Georgia...

Rights Restoration
Rights Restoration

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Rights Restoration

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Women on the Rise also works with and supports efforts anchored by other organizations to eliminate the ban on food stamps for those convicted of...

Pre-arrest diversion and why we should all be supporting it!

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Pre-arrest diversion and why we should all be supporting it!

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2013 October, Held our first Membership Meeting On October 26th and had more than forty women attend.
2013 September, We also facilitated a workshop called “Organizing for Power and Restoring the Rights of Formerly Incarcerated People.”
2013 May - October, Engaged and interviewed over 200 women impacted by incarceration in through our Community Survey process.
2012 October, Helped anchor a community speak out on criminalization at the Auburn Research Library.

When We Fight We Win!

As Women on the Rise, we assert that public safety is created by strong, interdependent communities, and empowered women and families, not by prisons and police.