The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) has issued its Concluding observations on Georgia’s combined fourth and fifth periodic reports, examined in July 2014. Read the report here.
Regarding women in detention, the Committee expressed concern at the lack of gender sensitive, accessible and evidence-based drug treatment programmes for women and recommended the provision of ‘gender sensitive and evidence based drug treatment services to reduce harmful effects for women who use drugs, including harm reduction programmes for women in detention.’ The Committee also recommended access to prolonged family visits for women detained in penitentiary institutions.
PRI had raised both these issues, among others, in its submission to the Committee. Read PRI’s submission and our research report, Who are women prisoners? Survey results from Armenia and Georgia (2013).
See guidance on the UN Bangkok Rules which include provisions on visits for women prisoners and the provision of appropriate drug treatment services (including harm reduction).