This sub-project aimed 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 delivered 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 also conducted 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 the national level. Furthermore, the implementing partner provided legal support services to women offenders and conducted prison open days for their children and dependents to support their mental health. Finally, PRI-Africa undertook a research study on the application of non-custodial alternatives to imprisonment and conducted advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns on the use of gender-sensitive sanctions to improve the 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