All of these women are mothers, sisters, daughters, wives or friends. They all believe that ex-prisoners should not be forever labelled by the occurrence that led them into prison, nor should they forever be defined by their experience within our justice system. At the end of the day, prisoners don’t stay in prison. Once released, they could become your neighbours, work colleagues and perhaps, even your friend.
One Life provides an insight into the violence and discrimination that women can encounter on their road to rebuilding their lives after. The project journeys through the lives of women, chronicling their experience one minute before they’re released from prison, one hour afterwards, and then a day, a week, a month and a year after their release. So why not take this opportunity to get to know them a little better.
The One Life project has also invited women who are actively committed to creating change in the lives of these women after their release to participate in the project. These women are advocates, police officers, lawyers, chaplains, psychologists and correctional services personnel. Their participation gives an insight those who work as advocates for empowering and improving the outcomes and human rights for these women.
Our Precious Items
The video below allows you to hear the women speak about their lives and the significant moments they have experienced which give a very personal invite to the lives as they show you their precious items.