In 2010, the United Nations adopted the Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders (the ‘Bangkok Rules’) to give guidance on how to meet the specific needs of women in prison.
Sensitisation and training is a key aspect of implementing the Bangkok Rules at a national level. This Workbook has been designed to support prison staff, policymakers, healthcare practitioners, representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, and other interested stakeholders, to put the Bangkok Rules into practice.
The Workbook draws on the UN Nelson Mandela Rules (revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners), global good practice and research findings to provide practical guidance, using exercises and case studies.
Keywords: women, prisoner, gender, justice, discrimination