Issue papper on reintegration of female ex-inmates & their children

Only 4% of all prison inmates are female. It doesn’t surprise, then, that most of the information on prison inmates and, consequently, most interventions designed for inmates focus on the needs and experiences of male inmates.
In a world where women are still structurally discriminated against, it is imperative to develop gender-specific interventions in all fields, including the rehabilitation and reintegration of female prison inmates.

This paper brings together the lessons learnt and recommendations from interventions implemented with the Uganda Prisons Service in Lango, Acholi and West Nile. Successful rehabilitation and reintegration can only be achieved through partnerships and commitment by all stakeholders. Thus, this paper lobbies for the active involvement of local government structures.

 

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