Penal Reform and Gender (Tool 5)

The tool includes:

- An introduction to penal reform
- The rationale for why integrating gender strengthens penal reform processes
- Practical actions to integrate gender into penal reform initiatives
- An overview of particular gender and penal reform issues in post-conflict, transitional, developing and developed country contexts

See this page for more information on The GSSR Toolkit and the full range of "Tools" and "Practice Notes."

This tool on penal reform and gender provides guidance on responding to gender issues within penal systems.It aims to assist those responsible for management, policy making or reform of prisons within their own countries; international and regional actors supporting prison reform; as well as parliamentarians, civil society organisations and others that play a role in overseeing and monitoring prisons. 

For a 4-page introduction to Penal Reform and Gender, see the Practice Note 5.

For French, Russian, Arabic, Montenegrin, and Indonesian translations, click here

DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW 2008