We are working to improve the treatment of women and girls in the criminal justice and penal systems in East Africa, with a focus on promoting the implementation of the UN Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the Bangkok Rules).
Together with our local NGO partners, and probation and prison officials, we are working to increase awareness of and compliance with the Bangkok Rules, through supporting research, advocacy and the provision of tools, guidance and training.
- We advocate for the implementation of the Bangkok Rules, in particular with regard to gender-sensitive alternatives to imprisonment.
- We support local civil society partners to promote the Bangkok Rules and gender-sensitive prison monitoring.
- We provide guidance, tools and information on the Bangkok Rules to civil society organisations in the region, including through a dedicated e-network and facebook page.
- We support regional meetings, roundtables and conferences aimed at reform of the criminal justice system in line with the Bangkok Rules.