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Results from Penal Reform International’s project on women in criminal justice system in Georgia

In December 2016, Penal Reform International concluded a one-year project that was dedicated to pursuing a gender-specific criminal justice system in Georgia, in line with the UN Bangkok Rules.

The work, funded by Open Society Georgia Foundation (OSGF), included advocacy and technical assistance to implement gender-specific approaches, in legislation, policy and practice. As part of this, PRI developed evidence-based recommendations, building on research published in Women’s Gender-specific Needs in the Criminal Justice System of Georgia and Who are women prisoners? Survey results from Armenia and Georgia. One area of recommendations focused on increasing alternatives to imprisonment for women, in view of the damaging impact prison has on women and their families.

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