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Locking up girls 'for their own good': How Canada criminalizes its young women

How do girls end up in the justice system? Why are conditions set on girls for their bail or parole more punitive than for any other population? Ellie interviews Asia Czapska of Justice For Girls.

Justice for Girls works to promote social justice and an end to violence, poverty and racism in the lives of teenage girls who are low income or homeless. They fight for social justice based on the feminist belief that young women in poverty are the experts of their own experience. They stand beside young women and provide support and resources to them so that girls can act on their own behalf to create personal and social change. They recognize that girls' lack of institutional power and credibility (because of discrimination) is a real barrier to young women regardless of their skills, intelligence, or ability to articulate their needs. 

Visit Justice for Girls at their website.

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