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When we look at the current landscape of gender-based violence, we see proof that the justice system isn’t always just.

And from there, we see solutions.

We are BWJP: a collective of national policy and practice centers at the intersection of gender-based violence and legal systems. If you’re looking for resources, training, consultations or research, then you’re in the right place.



BWJP will host a film screening for “And So I Stayed”, an award-winning documentary by Natalie Pattillo and Daniel A. Nelson about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars.

Directly following the film, we will host a guided discussion that delves deeper into the film’s themes and will illuminate the plight of criminalized survivors who end up in the justice system.

As the lights dim and the stories unfold on the screen, you’ll be taken on a poignant journey into the lives of three survivors. “And So I Stayed” intimately captures their accounts, revealing the intricate web of trauma, abuse, survival, and transformation. Through raw and unfiltered narratives, the film challenges prevailing narratives and invites us to empathize with the individuals who, against all odds, found the strength to persist and survive.

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