Over the past ten years, the number of women imprisoned globally has grown by 50%.
Many have a history of victimisation, poverty, discrimination and mental health problems. Many are mothers or carers. Prison is not the right response for these women.
Behind bars, all women can face discrimination, violence and harassment. Trans women are especially vulnerable.
There are alternatives to detaining women. And there are better ways to manage prisons.
Our global campaign seeks to help make justice safer and fairer for women.
Mobilise and support National Preventive Mechanisms to drive lasting changes for women at the national level.
Advocate for the ongoing implementation of the UN Bangkok Rules