Latin American Network of Women Resisting, Bringing Down the Bars
This network is made up of individuals and organizations of formerly incarcerated women and their families. Participating organizations include Mujeres Libres (Colombia, El Salvador, Chile, Mexico), Mujeres Unidas por la Libertad (Mexico), Mujer Levantate (Chile), and Amparar (Brazil) among others. The network convenes regularly and supports incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in different capacities.
This network is made up primarily of organizations of family members of people in prison from across Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. Their mission is to fight for the respect of human rights of people deprived of their liberty and the right of their families. Participating organizations include Amparar (Brazil), ACiFaD (Argentina), Families of the Incarcerated (Spain), Azul Originario (Honduras), Familia Penitenciaria Unida (Costa Rica), Caifam – Documenta (Mexico), and Mujeres Libres (Colombia).
This network is composed of organizations that are seeking to build global solidarity with currently and formerly incarcerated women and girls, family members, and movement family in order to raise awareness about the global increase in the incarceration of women, the effect on their children and communities, and the need to reallocate funding from prisons to investing in the health and wellbeing of women and children through an abolitionist lens.
On December 6, the network held an international convening of formerly incarcerated women. Read more about it here.