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BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, 21 September 2012 —The Kyrgyz Parliament and Government are hosting an international conference today to reduce violence against children in conflict with the law with the support of The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Penal Reform International (PRI) .
(14 September 2012) The proceedings are being streamed live by the UN. Click here to watch.
PRI briefing paper, Life after death: What replaces the death penalty? is now available in English, French and Russian.
PRI has today published a new resource - Making Community Service Work: A Resource Pack from East Africa, which provides information and material about how community service has developed as an alternative to imprisonment in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Today (21 September 2012), PRI will be hosting an international conference in partnership with UNICEF on 'Violence against Children in Juvenile Justice Systems' in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The conference will be streamed live, free of charge, in both English
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pri-ca and Russian http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pri-ca-ru.
(6 September 2012) Penal Reform International, the Middle East and North Africa Office, has organized in the town of Ifrane in Morocco, and in collaboration with the Prisons General Directorate and Mohammed VI Foundation for the Reintegration of Prisoners, a 3-day training workshop on “human rights-based approach to prison management”.
(4 September 2012) A coordination meeting of state officials and Ust-Kamenogorsk civil society representatives will be held on 4 September 2012. The meeting will discuss the new probation service in Kazakhstan and is part of the project “A model programme against the spread of HIV/AIDS and TB in women's prisons”, implemented by PRI Central Asia with the financial support from the European Union.
(30 August 2012) Reflecting the concerns of both PRI and others about the increasing use of solitary confinement, The Living Death of Solitary Confinement by Lisa Guenther, associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University, argues that it is profoundly harmful for both prisoners and society to isolate people in units where they are neither allowed nor obliged to create or sustain meaningful relationships with others.
(22 August) Penal Reform International jointly with Harm Reduction International held a conference on HIV Prevention and harm reduction in prisons of Kazakhstan. The conference was organised by Penal Reform International in Central Asia jointly with Harm Reduction International, the Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Penal System Committee (KUIS in Russian) of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Kazakhstan and was funded by the European Union. The event involved representatives of state agencies, non-governmental and academic sectors of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as foreign experts and international organisations.
(20 August 2012) PRI are currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent post of Programme Officer based at our London head office. The main purpose of the post will include assistance in the implementation of PRI’s global programmes and to undertake research into penal reform issues and the work of other national, international and intergovernmental organisations. The post-holder will support the Policy Director in advocacy and policy development and will assist with internal and external communications.
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Factsheets on Penal Reform International's projects, promoting alternatives to imprisonment and justice for children and vulnerable groups of prisoners, can be found by browsing on the 'Themes' or 'Worldwide' pages. NB You may not be able to download PDFs using Google Chrome - please use another browser.
Children in detention facilities around the world are at a higher risk of violence than virtually all other children.
PRI Project: Reform of criminal legislation in Kazakhstan