We raise awareness about discrimination faced by women in criminal justice systems and promote the implementation of standards taking into account the specific characteristics and needs of female offenders and women prisoners. We also conduct research and develop practical tools for the implementation of standards.
- We promote the UN Bangkok Rules, a set of new international standards for the treatment of women in the criminal justice system, with international and regional organisations and national governments.
- We have developed a toolbox of resources to help policy-makers, prison authorities, members of the judiciary, prison staff and detention monitoring bodies to implement the Bangkok Rules.
- We organise training for prison authorities, monitoring bodies and civil society to raise awareness about the Bangkok Rules and to enable relevant stakeholders to implement and monitor compliance. We have also produced a free multi-lingual e-learning course on women and detention, for prison authorities and other stakeholders.
- We have conducted research in seven countries on the backgrounds and characteristics of women offenders to inform evidence-based policy. We support partners and other organisations to carry out similar research.
- We are helping to develop a cross-sector network of people and organisations interested in and committed to the promotion of the Bangkok Rules. Sign up to our e-newsletter.
- We promote the Bangkok Rules with international and regional bodies as a point of reference for their human rights work.