We have a range of practical resources to help you put the UN Bangkok Rules into practice.
The Guidance Document and Index of Implementation are designed to assist stakeholders to work towards implementation of these Rules, other international standards and best practices. English, Russian, Arabic.
A short, illustrated guide to the Rules and what they say. English, Arabic, French, Georgian, Haitian Creole and Russian.
Combines analysis of the Rules, interactive assessments and application of the Rules to real life situations, with a certificate issued on completion. Developed with Human Rights Education Associates.
Adapted as an offline version of the online course (see above), this training resource includes ten modules takes learners through key themes, case studies, exercises and quizzes on women in detention. Co-published with the Thailand Institute of Justice. (English only).
Other briefings and resources
This tool, developed in collaboration with the Thailand Institute of Justice, is designed for use by prison management, staff, policymakers and others involved in the criminal justice process, including legislators, judges and law enforcement officials. It aims to provide practical guidance on improving existing rehabilitation programmes and services and designing new ones, looking at different country contexts and taking into account location-specific challenges and opportunities. English.
Examines the specific challenges faced by girls in contact with the criminal justice system. A joint publication with the Inter-agency Panel on Juvenile Justice (IPJJ). (English only)
Support for bodies monitoring places of detention to incorporate a gender perspective into their work and address violence against women and girls. A joint publication with the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT). English, Russian, Arabic, Georgian, Spanish, French.
Outlines the ways in which women and girls face discrimination in criminal justice systems and how their gender specific needs can be addressed. (English only)
The results of surveys with women prisoners in seven countries in four regions, these reports contribute to the very limited evidence base on the background and characteristics of women offenders and are designed to support the development of effective law, policy and practice to support the gender-sensitive treatment of women prisoners. Multiple languages.
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