Access to Justice for Women and Juvenile in Prison

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Tirane in 2010-12-22

PROJECT TITLE: "Access to justice for vulnerable and marginalized groups – Promoting Human Dignity for women and juvenile in prison"

The overall goal of the Project is to promote human dignity in prisons through eliminating

 

violence and inhuman treatments against vulnerable detained population, through the following (key objectives):

• Exercise due diligence to prevent, investigate and, in accordance with national legislation, punish acts of violence against women, whether those acts are perpetrated by the State or by private persons vested with power (Legal Aid Component) • Develop, in a comprehensive way, preventive approaches and all those measures of a legal, political, administrative and cultural nature that promote the protection of women against any form of violence, and ensure that the re-victimization of women does not occur because of laws insensitive to gender considerations, enforcement practices or other interventions; Adopt measures

directed towards the elimination of violence against women who are especially vulnerable to violence (Lobbying and Advocacy Component) • Undertake appropriate measures to ensure, on a basis of human dignity, access to basic health care services, psychosocial services including those related to family planning (professional and specialized services), which aim at improving preventive health services • To inform and promote a change on women's and children's rights, through examining how restorative justice processes may provide a more appropriate response to women's offending (awareness and capacity building).

Sincerely,

ARCT

 

Profesional Health Training

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Tirane in 2010-06-25

- Professional Training courses for relevant prison staff on Health and Human Rights 21-22 and 28-29 October 2009 The training was organized in cooperation with the Centre for Staff Training at the General Prisons Directorate. The aim of the training was to provide prison staff with knowledge on national and international human rights standards, including the UNCAT and OPCAT to prevent human rights violations in prisons, to raise important issues on the implementation of such instruments with a special focus on health care. The selection of participants was made through the General Prisons Directorate. Methodologically the ARCT provided training modules developed in advance and case studies for all the participants, focusing though on an active-participatory approach rather than a conference-like approach. Participants in the training took part actively in discussions and opinions not only on pre-selected theoretical and practical issues in regard to their work on implementation of international standards and human rights violations in the prisons system, but also on positions and

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