Bangkok Rules Training

In April 2015, the Swedish Prison and Probation Service hosted a Training of the Trainers Session on the Bangkok Rules (United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders).  Penal Reform International conducted the training for a group of trainers from the Group of Friends of Corrections.

The training session was organized into three days of modules with various interactive exercises throughout.  The first day focused on an introduction of the Bangkok Rules, followed by an overview of addressing women's' experience of violence as well as safety and security.  The second day focused on health and hygiene, rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as available resources concerning the treatment of women prisoners, such as Penal Reform International's toolbox on the Bangkok Rules.  The third day focused on non-custodial measures and sanctions, as well as the application of the Bangkok Rules in post-conflict environments.

Afterwards, a module on the Bangkok Rules was incorporated into the United Nations Prison and Probation Officer Course.