Places of Deprivation of Liberty and Gender

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This Tool is part of the DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN Women Gender and Security Toolkit.

Integrating a gender perspective is important in prisons and other places of deprivation of liberty to ensure that the different needs of different groups of people are met. In particular, working with women and girls, men and boys, and transgender people each requires different approaches.

This Tool reflects on new and emerging good practices in integrating a gender perspective in places of deprivation of liberty, how successes in increasing gender equality have been achieved, and persistent challenges.

Drawing from good practices around the world, the Tool explores nine key features of places of deprivation of liberty that advance gender equality and integrate a gender perspective.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherDCAF, ODHIR, & UN Women
Commissioning bodyDCAF
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameGender and Security Toolkit.
PublisherDCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN Women


  • gender responsive
  • gender sensitive
  • Prison architecture and design
  • prison conditions
  • prison masculinities
  • Prisons
  • human rights


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