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

Making Gender Seminar Discussed Madness, Crime, and Gender in Female Imprisonment

August 8st, 2017

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During 30 July from 2017 to 04 August 2017, in Florianópolis - Brazil, the 11 edition of the Seminar Making Gender took place, which brought together more than 8000 participants, mostly women from all over the world. The exchange of ideas and the cultural exchange were very rich. The possibility of deepening discussions on the theme of the democratization of the justice system and, in particular, on the Public Defender's Office took place, more specifically, at the 050 Thematic Symposium: Gender and the prison system: the human rights of women in perspective, in which the Forum Justice participated through the performance of public defender Patrícia Magno. Patrícia - as a member of the Justice Forum and doctoral student in Human Rights at UFRJ - had her work admitted for discussion.

The work entitled “Madness, Crime and Gender in Female Incarceration: the role of the Public Defenders” took place in the ST coordinated by teachers Elaine Cristina Pimentel Costa (Federal University of Alagoas) and Soraia da Rosa Mendes (University Center of Brasilia - UniCeub), which lasted for two whole mornings and sought to reflect, in a trans and interdisciplinary perspective, on the encounter between madness, crime and gender, which in itself consists of a strategy of invisibility and identification of which emancipatory and democratizing actions can / should be taken to resignify the antimanicomial struggle for the hospitalized woman. Therefore, the construction of a defensive “praxis” is conceived, based on the researcher's role as Public Defender.

When crime and madness cross female incarceration, factors of vulnerability are heightened and the situation of social exclusion deepens in which women deprived of their liberty in judicial asylums are plunged into a feedback loop of stereotyping and subordination. because of gender, often produced and fed by the justice system itself.

Full content of the work presented is in the Seminar Proceedings and can be accessed clicking here.