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2014-05-06

DCAF organises a Discussion Workshop withthe Ministry of Justice on the Bangkok Rules

DCAF organises a Discussion Workshop withthe Ministry of Justice on the Bangkok Rules

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, DCAF organized, in Tunis, a discussion workshop on “The Bangkok Rules: Overview, Challenges and Priorities for Tunisia,”  in association with the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Transitional Justice, as well as UN Women.

 

The workshop aimed at starting a discussion on the needs and specific aspects of the treatment of women and girls in Tunisian prisons and reeducation centers. The views exchanged outlined an overview of these issues and established a level of consistency with the relevant universal standards as set forth in the UN resolution on “the Bangkok Rules” adopted on December 21, 2010.

 

Over 80 participants took part in this event among whom representatives of the Ministries of the Interior, Social Affairs, Women and Health.

 

The event was also attended by women prison governors, heads of girl reeducation centers, security forces officers (National Guard and National Security) as well as the representatives of civil society.

 

The meeting formulated the following major recommendations:

 

-      The need to work for a better coordination between the various stakeholders in this file;

 

 -       Promote alternatives to the imprisonment of girls; 

 

 -   The need to strengthen the capacity of prison staff and foster long term rehabilitation and integration of prisoners in order to prevent the risk of recurrence.

 

The event was organized by DCAF in support to Tunisia’s reform of the justice sector and prison services from the perspective of gender. It keeps up with a broader program of support to the security sector reform (SSR).