This sub-project aims to improve gender-responsive treatment of women offenders in Western Uganda. Building on the results of the first phase of the sub-project, Penal Reform International (PRI) – Africa is delivering a series of capacity development activities for prosecutors, lawyers, police officers, civil society organizations, community members and local leaders on gender-sensitive non-custodial alternatives to imprisonment. PRI-Africa is also conducting a number of round table meetings on the same subject for criminal justice actors across the country to strengthen the linkages between state and non-state actors providing justice for women in conflict with the law at national level. Furthermore, the implementing partner is providing legal support services to women offenders and conducting prison open days for their children and dependents to support their mental health. Finally, PRI-Africa is undertaking a research study on the application of non-custodial alternatives to imprisonment and conducting advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns on the use of gender-sensitive sanctions to improve legal support and empowerment of women offenders.
Penal Reform International (PRI-Africa)
Consolidating Efforts towards Gender-Responsive Treatment of Women Offenders in Western Uganda
avril, 2023 - septembre, 2023