SAN FRANCISCO (March 8, 2021) — To coincide with International Women’s Day, the Dui Hua Foundation is launching a new interactive website: GirlsJustice.org. The site will act as a virtual webinar focused on the topic of juvenile justice for girls. GirlsJustice.org aims to be a global knowledge exchange, inviting visitors to learn, ask questions of the experts, and get involved with this issue.
“This Symposium was able to assemble a truly global set of researchers, policy makers, and advocates to shine a light on a border spanning crisis for young women and girls. Talking and learning from each other about the challenges, sharing solutions and fostering ongoing global dialogue on justice for girls, to lay the groundwork for real systems change,” said John Kamm, founder and Executive Director of Dui Hua.
Through the 12 webinars, professors, lawyers, journalists, social workers, judges, and activists discuss girl’s justice issues ranging from criminalized sexting in South Africa, judicial reforms in the United States, Indigenous rights in Canada and the psychology of girl gangs in Hong Kong. Experts also provide insights and recommendations at all levels, from changes in policy to needs for societal shifts.
“Change the system. Rather than have the child accountable to society and institutions, we need to have a society and its institutes accountable to the child,” said Symposium panelist Richard Ross, a photographer, activist, and founder of Juvenile-In-Justice.
The Symposium is organized by an international cross-section of leaders and organizations that work in the field of criminal justice: the Dui Hua Foundation, Managing Attorney for the Juvenile Division of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Patricia Lee, Penal Reform International, and the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Criminology and Centre of Comparative and Public Law.
Dui Hua is also excited to announce a final live webinar on March 30th from 5-6pm PST with panelists representing the Supreme People’s Court of China. More information about this event and registration information will be available on GirlsJustice.org soon.
To learn more about The International Symposium on Girls in Conflict with the Law and to visit GirlsJustice.org, click here.
For questions, please contact Dui Hua.