Continued growth of PRI’s activites in Sub-Saharan Africa, including through a focus on fair trials in relation to the individuals sentenced to death in Uganda. In 2018, we finalised the negotiations of a major grant for work on torture prevention in Uganda which will lead to intensifying PRI’s regional presence in East Africa from 2019;
PRI established an office in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which will allow the organisation to increase its regional reach, as it aimed at renewing regional projects ending in 2018 and to intensify its cooperation with civil society and government institutions in Kyrgyzstan;
PRI continued to develop its work with local civil society partners to provide skills-training and counselling services to women who experienced abuse and violence, factors linked to their offending behaviour, as a unique project to build a more gender sensitive response to women offenders in Georgia;
Continuing our support with state institutions in Algeria to build a justice system responsive to needs of children confronted to the criminal justice system, including through supporting the establishment of the office of the Child Protection Commissioner;
In 2018, we also fought the spread of Cholera into prisons in Yemen In Tunisia, successful completion of a pilot project for probation, now to be expanded.
More about our work in 2018 and previous years, can be found in our history.