The numbers of women criminalised and incarcerated in the world’s prisons continues to rise at a time when male rates of imprisonment are relatively stable. Why is this happening? What does the community gain by locking women up? And what would the consequences of abolishing prison for women be? Will we allow ourselves to imagine a world without prisons? The leading women campaigners from Canada Senator Kim Pate, New Zealand, Professor Tracey McIntosh, and Australia lawyer and founder of Sisters Inside Deb Kilroy will discuss. This session will be facilitated by Dr Chelsea Bond.