Recognition, Redistribution and Popular Participation: Towards an Integrative Judicial Policy

I Maria da Penha Law & Restorative Justice Workshop - Annals of the Meeting

August 9st, 2018

Annals Law Maria da PenhaThe Justice Forum collaborated in launching the annals of the Proceedings of the “I Maria da Penha Law Workshop and Restorative Justice: is it possible to mediate cases of gender violence?“, Event that took place on 17 October 2017, at the Faculty of Law ofand Ribeirão Preto of USP / SP and was the result of a meeting of efforts employed by the Master of Law Program of the Ribeirão Preto Law School of USP, USP Women's Office, CAV-Mulher - USP Ribeirão Preto and the NGO Consortium Feminists by the Maria da Penha Law and the Justice Forum

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The Workshop

According to Fabiana Severi and Myllena Calasans, organizers of the event, the idea for the elaboration of this workshop came from the dialogue between the committees on gender violence at the University of São Paulo - CAV women, from Ribeirão Preto campus, and the USP Women's Office, USP São Paulo campus - the Consortium of feminist NGOs that acted for the approval of the Maria da Penha Law and the TamoJuntas Network. The dialogue took place due to changes in the last two years in Brazilian judicial policies to confront violence against women. One of the most recent amendments concerns a greater emphasis on restorative justice practices by the National Council of Justice (CNJ).

According to them, there is a wide debate about Restorative Justice in Brazil because of experiences arising from other areas, some of them quite successful. However, the approach of Restorative Justice to the theme of domestic violence against women is remarkably new in terms of practice and theoretical study. The conception of this workshop, then, aimed at bringing together feminist jurists and scholars with a history of research and research covering the two themes to establish a dialogue that favors the accumulation of information and allows reflections on this new institutional policy framework, from references or studies already carried out and from national and international normative frameworks related to women's human rights.

The debate was attended by Professor Silvia Pimentel and lawyer Leila Linhares Barsted, both active in the consortium of feminist NGOs who participated in the drafting of the bill that gave rise to the Maria da Penha Law, researcher Juliana Tonche and feminist lawyer Laina Crisostomo. presented their research experiences and feminist activism related to restorative justice in Brazil, as well as professor Fabiana Severi and lawyer Myllena Calasans.