Rights for Women in Prison and the UN Bangkok Rules: A Global Symposium

School of Social Service Administration, 969 E 60th St Friday, May 10, 2019 9 am – 3 pm More info

The Pozen Center will be co-sponsoring an all-day symposium focused on how countries around the world have used the UN Bangkok Rules to reduce the number of women in the criminal justice system and ensure women’s health and humane treatment during imprisonment. This symposium gathers leaders and advocates from around the world – for the first time – to discuss and share the innovative ways they have incorporated the UN Bangkok Rules to promote women’s rights in prisons. This is a rare opportunity to learn how the guidelines have been successfully applied in various countries, the impact of implementation, and how the Rules can and should be put into practice, especially in the U.S. 

This event is cosponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Committee on Central Eurasian Studies, Franke Institute for the Humanities, International House Global Voices Program, and Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago with support from Title VI National Resource Center Grants from the United States Department of Education.