Who are the women in prison – what are their backgrounds, how did they end up in prison? How does prison impact women differently than men? Why do women prisoners have higher rates of mental health issues? How can prisons respond to these?
These are some of the questions that PRI’s free e-course on women in detention addresses. It is designed to assist practitioners in applying international standards and best practice. The course combines analysis of the Rules, interactive assessments and application of the Rules to real life situations, with a certificate issued on completion. It consists of ten modules which take the learner through key themes.
Why take the course?
From over 200 evaluations, over 90% of participants said they were happy with the course content, and over 90% said they had an increased understanding of what a gender-sensitive penal system entails after finishing the course
“Content was excellent. Cases were very good and the supplied resources were excellent. This extra knowledge has given me insight to women prisoners and their special needs.”
To-date the course over 600 people have taken the course, from some 90 countries.
How do I enrol?
Is the course available offline?
The English version of this course is now also available as a Workbook. The Workbook can also be used by trainers and as a reference document for users of the e-course.
The e-course was developed with Human Rights Education Associates and funded by UK Aid.
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