Since October 2013, when PRI launched the e-course:
- over 600 people have registered for the course
- from over 90 countries, of which
- 80% are prison staff or authorities
What participants say
From more than 200 evaluations:
- over 90% said they had an increased understanding of what a gender-sensitive system entails after finishing the course.
- over 90% said they were happy with the course content, interactive elements and practical nature of the course.
“A very eye opening course in an area that has been long forgotten. Women offenders have been discriminated against an a time has come for specific gender based consideration of women offenders.
In the words of participants:
“[I] would recommend that this training is compulsory to all staff working with women in custody.”
“I will be able to use this knowledge to push for change.”
“It was a very informative course that has helped me to understand why women in prison should be treated differently. I think the course should be offered to all persons who deal with women in prison”
“The course has given me more knowledge on how to address special issues related to women offenders.”
“Content was excellent. Cases were very good and supplied resources were excellent. This extrra knowledge has given me insight, courage that what I really affirms what I have felt in relation to women prisoners and their special needs.”
“Generally I don’t enjoy an e-learning methodology but I really enjoyed this course. It’s very comprehensive and practical.”
“I am now better equipped to handle women offenders in criminal justice system and to appreciate what they go through. During the duration of the learning i used to sensitive my fellow female officers about the applicability of the Bangkok Rules. They are also too eager to undertake the training.”