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.
Show your support for Sally -1st March at Royal Courts of Justice, 9.30am:
On the 1st March a judge at the Criminal Appeal Court will decide whether Sally Challen can appeal her conviction for the murder of her abusive husband, for which she is currently serving a minimum term of 18 years in prison.
Sally killed Richard in 2011 after years of being controlled and humiliated by him. At the time of her conviction, ‘coercive control’ was not a crime in England and Wales, only becoming recognised in law as a form of domestic abuse in 2015.
Read more here
Other New Campaigns
On June 9th 2015 Farieissia Martin, at the age of 22, was convicted of the murder of Kyle Farrell, her violent partner.
23-year old Emma is currently serving life for defending herself against her abusive boyfriend.
On 25th October we launched our new campaign with an event at Howard Kennedy LLP. Below is footage from this event, with speeches from the family and lawyers of Sally, Farieissia and Emma, chaired by Helena Kennedy QC.
Photo's from the Reclaim the Night March on 25th November can be viewed here.