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Support Women Returning Home from Prison

SUPPORT TODAY! Women are released from jails and prisons every day without the knowledge or access to resources to help them transition back into society. Women on the Rise knows this transition isn’t easy, so we’re here to support women as they take the first steps out the prison gates with our Welcome Home Package. Included in the Welcome Home …

Breaking the vicious cycle

Closing the Jail

Marilynn Winn could not hold down a job after serving a 16-month jail sentence in her teens for shoplifting. The 69-year-old criminal justice advocate, who has worked 18 jobs over the course of her life, would lie on job applications to get a foot in the door. When her supervisor learned the truth, she was let go. Had Winn instead …

LEADING WITH CONVICTION

LEADING WITH CONVICTION

PAMELA WINN, GEORGIA `A FIRE STARTED BURNING INSIDE ME, AND SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME SAID `SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?” LEADING WITH CONVICTION #LwC2017 “When I came out of federal prison after serving five years I just wanted to get on with my life.” Before my incarceration I had earned three post-secondary degrees in nursing and ran two …

Women on the Rise

Dear Women on the Rise Members & Supporters, In this new year we have been working hard to evaluate our work (campaign, goals, wins, setbacks, etc.) in 2016 and assessing our goals for 2017. Because of planning, Women on the Rise membership meetings will resume in Spring 2017. Be sure to stay connected until then! Meanwhile, check out this powerful …

CULTIVATING LEADERS!

SNaP for Freedom School Images from last week’s SNaP for Freedom School where participants learned about key components of direct action and began planning to MARCH for the Gurlz! Launched on Saturday, February 25th, the SNaP for Freedom School has been a catalyst for organizing and mobilizing Black trans and queer people in the wake of the extreme violence the …

WE CAN’T STOP. WE WON’T STOP.

2017 is off to an amazing start. Despite the devastating and frightening national political climate, RJAC, SNaP Co and all our partners have continued to throw down these last couple months on the local level to ensure the safety of our people and to demand justice from the institutions which affect our lives. We always say when we fight we …

What We Do

What We Do

Women on the Rise is working to change the criminal legal system – Ending Mass-Criminalization in the City of Atlanta. Women on the Rise is working to change Atlanta City Ordinances – No more arrests for misdemeanor charges and violation of city ordinances. Women on the Rise is working to end Private Misdemeanor Probation – No more jail time for …

Who We Are

Who We Are

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. We honor our lived experience, reclaim our inherent power, cultivate a passion for justice, and engage in bold, collective action to transform our communities and the institutions that affect our families and our lives.