“Since 2000, the number of women and girls in prison worldwide has increased by 50%. Most women in prison have suffered trauma, abuse and poverty.”

The Institute for Criminal Policy Research
Birkbeck, University of London, 2017

Clean Start’s vision is to restore hope, dignity, self-confidence and self-respect to girls and women as they leave prison, enabling them to break the cycle of poverty and imprisonment.

We equip women with life skills and employment training, supporting them to find sustainable livelihoods post release. Our aim is to transition vulnerable girls and women into education, vocational training, employment or entrepreneurship.

After release, women and girls support each other in their reintegration journey through Clean Start’s peer mentoring "Overcomers" groups.

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