Avon Global Center Conference 2015

2015 Women and Justice Conference Resources

Resources On the Bangkok Rules

  • United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisons and Non-Custodial Measures for Women Offenders ("The Bangkok Rules")
  • Penal Reform International, U.N. Bangkok Rules on Women Offenders and Prisoners: Short Guide
  • Penal Reform International, Guidance Document on the Bangkok Rules
  • Penal Reform International, Index of Implementation for Bangkok Rules

Report by the U.N. special rapporteur on violence against women

  • Rashida Manjoo, Pathways to, Conditions and Consequences of Women's Incarceration

Articles / Reports

  • Anna Arons, Katherine Culver, Emma Kaufman, Jennifer Yun, Hope Metcalf, Megan Quattlebaum, and Judith Resnik, Dislocation and Relocation: Women in the Federal Prison System and Repurposing FCI Danbury for Men
  • Avon Global Center, Post-Conviction Barriers to Justice for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants in New York State
  • Avon Global Center, Women in Prison in Argentina
  • Cathy Serrette and Sonia Kumar, A New Day, or More of the Same? Girls in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Center for Youth Wellness, An Unhealthy Dose of Stress
  • Guidelines for the Implementation of Mother-Child Units in Canadian Correctional Facilities
  • International Drug Policy Consortium, Proposals for Alternatives to Criminal Prosecution and Incarceration for Drug-Related Offenses
  • International Drug Policy Consortium, Women, Drug Offenses and Penitentiary Systems in Latin America
  • Lynn Hecht Schafran, Domestic Violence, Developing Brains, and the Lifespan, New Knowledge from Neuroscience
  • Penal Reform International, Neglected Needs: Girls in the Criminal Justice System
  • Penal Reform International, Women in Detention: A Guide to Gender-Sensitive Monitoring (click here for report in Spanish)
  • Rebecca Richardson and Shawn Flower, How Gender of Ex-Offenders Influences Access to Employment Opportunities
  • Shawn Flower, Employment and Female Offenders: An Update of the Empirical Research
  • The State of Civil and Human Rights in the United States: Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee in the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights (December 9, 2014) - Women in Detention: The Need for a National Agenda 
  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Handbook on Women and Imprisonment
  • Women in Prison Project of the New York Correctional Association, Reproductive Injustice

CAses / Orders

  • M. v. the State, ZACC 18 CCT 53/06 (2007) (South Africa)
  • Nilam Katara v. the State and Others, Crl. Rev. P. 369/2008 (2008) (India)
  • Order for the support of dependents in conjunction with the case of Nilam Katara v. State and Others (India)
  • Pauline Andong Wassi v. the People of Cameroon, CASWR/25M/CR/2012 (2012) (Cameroon)
  • Pauline Andong Wassi v. the People of Cameroon (Judgment), CASWR/104C/2012 (Cameroon)
  • State v. Peterson, 158 Md. App. 558, 857 A.2d 1132 (2004) (USA)

Relevant Human Rights Instruments

  • Great Lakes Protocol on the Prevention and Suppression of Sexual Violence Against Children

other resources

  • United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • The Advocates for Human Rights, Issues Affecting Women