PRI will be attending the OSCE’s annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) in Warsaw taking place between 23 September – 4 October.
Our statement addressed to the participating states of the OSCE in the working session addressing violence against women and girls, includes recommendations on implementing the UN Bangkok Rules, in light of the OSCE’s Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality. The recommendations focus on training of criminal justice actors and undertaking research and data-collection on women offenders and prisoners.
We will hold a side-event on Wednesday 25 September – In the Margins: Who are women prisoners? – where we will launch our first research report in a series, Who are women prisoners? Survey results from Armenia and Georgia. The report is based on a survey of 70 per cent of the female prison population in each country. By providing facts and figures, the report seeks to illustrate the need for gender-specific policies that respond to the needs of women in prison, and to enable an identification of the key areas to be addressed as a matter of priority.
The panellists are:
Olivia Rope Penal Reform International’s Head Office
Tsira Chanturia Regional Director, PRI South Caucasus Office
Tatevik Gharibyan Civil Society Institute, Armenia
Khatuna Kunchulia Programme Manager, UN Women Georgia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Megan Bastick Gender and Security Fellow, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Jenny Earle Director, Prison Reform Trust’s Programme to Reduce Women’s Imprisonment
Download the flyer for the event