Providing gender-responsive services for women in prison
(Rules 49-52, Chapter 8)
In 2019, a Female Center was established at Windhoek Correctional Facility in Namibia, which will accommodate all women within the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS). The Center provides programmes for education and training, and a clinic to respond specifically to the health needs of women living in this facility, which was equipped with the support from UNODC. There is also a child-friendly area for children accompanying their mothers which is designed to provide children under the age of two with a harmonic environment to support or strengthen mother-child bonding.
With UNODC support, prison officers have also been trained on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, as well as sexual and reproductive health and rights services, to strengthen the NCS’s efforts to provide quality healthcare to people in prisons.
For more information see:
UNODC, ‘UNODC supports HIV health-care services in Namibia’s prisons‘.
The Namibian, ‘