Women in Prison

China’s Women’s Prisons: Areas for Improvement

Women in Prison: An International symposium on the Bangkok Rules took place at the University of Hong Kong in February. Dui Hua; the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the Faculty of Law,...

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Bangkok Rules Gain Traction at Hong Kong’s Largest Women’s Prison

Participants of Women in Prison: An International Symposium on the Bangkok Rules visit Lo Wu Correctional Institution on February 27, 2014. Dui Hua contacted Hong Kong Correctional Services Department (CSD) in October 2012 to...

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Women Prisoners, Gender-Specific Treatment

Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand (third right) joins panelists in advocating for implementation of the Bangkok Rules. Photo credit: Penal Reform International “Treating as equal those who are unequal not only leads to further...

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China’s Women Prisoners Focus of New Book

Prison official Yang Mugao says more visits, no armed police, and all women wardens in his first book calling for more research and gender-specific policies in China’s women’s prisons. Filling a significant gap in...

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Enhancing the Status of Women

Among the recommendations China accepted in its 2009 Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was one put forward by Mozambique “to continue efforts aimed at further enhancing the status of women.” In the corrections sector, China...

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Adhering to the Bangkok Rules: Norway’s Largest Women’s Prison

In March, Executive Director John Kamm and Development & Program Manager Daisy Yau went to Oslo where they visited Bredtveit Prison, Norway’s largest women’s prison. Originally built in 1919 as a detention center for...

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Sino-US Comparison: Children of Incarcerated Mothers

Children of incarcerated parents aren’t well looked after in China or the US. Neither of the countries has comprehensive means for serving them, and there is a lack of public information on incarcerated parents...

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From Fighting Domestic Violence to Advancing the Bangkok Rules

The UN’s adoption of the Bangkok Rules in December 2010 created a new set of standards governing the treatment of women prisoners worldwide, but nearly a year later, implementation is at a standstill in...

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Bangkok Rules Address the Plight of Women in Prison

Women and children are often thought of as those left behind when their partners and fathers end up in jail. But the number of incarcerated women, including those who are pregnant and the primary...

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Dui Hua Visits California Women’s Prison, Jail

In California—as nationwide—women make up about seven percent of the prison population. Because of their small numbers, the plight of female prisoners is easily overlooked. This spring, Dui Hua staff members visited two women’s...

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