Justice for Women was established in 1990 as a feminist campaigning organisation that supports, and advocates on behalf of, women who have fought back against or killed violent men.

We strive to eradicate the discrimination in the legal system against women who have suffered male violence.


Thursday 15th November 2018
Phoenix Centre, Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DG
Tickets £5 (including wine)

Join us as we discuss our current cases and the legal barriers faced by women who have killed whilst subject to coercive and controlling behaviour and other forms of abuse.

Speakers will include:

Helen Walmsley-Johnson, author of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ a biographical account of surviving coercive and controlling behaviour.

David Challen – Sally Challen’s son on the campaign to free sally

Harriet Wistrich – Co-founder of Justice for Women and solicitor for Sally Challen and Fri Martin 

Clare Wade QC – Barrister for Sally Challen, Fri Martin and Emma-Jayne Magson

Julie Bindel - Journalist and co-founder of Justice for Women 

Louise Bullivant – Solicitor for Emma-Jayne Magson

Joanne Smith – Emma-Jayne Magson’s mother 

Chaired by Claire Mawer, barrister and member of Justice for Women

Current Campaigns


Fariessia Martin

On June 9th 2015 Farieissia Martin, at the age of 22, was convicted of the murder of Kyle Farrell, her violent partner.


Emma-Jayne Magson

23-year old Emma is currently serving life for killing her abusive boyfriend who had attacked her during their night out.

We have launched a CrowdJustice fund to raise money and awareness of this case.

Go to CrowdJustice


Sally Challen 

Sally killed her husband after years of being controlled and humiliated by him. On 1st March 2018, Sally was granted leave to appeal her conviction for murder