Tools and Guidelines

These UNODC resources provide practical guidance and are designed to support national governments, other UN entities or individuals working in civil society organizations.

You can find resources on the following topics:

Criminal Justice
Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation
HIV and AIDS
Research and Analysis
Evaluation
Global E-learning Platform Supporting the Work on Gender Equality

Gender Mainstreaming

Gender-inclusive Language Guidelines
UNOV-UNODC Gender Equality Strategy UNOV/UNODC Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021)
Guidance Note for UNODC Staff: Gender mainstreaming in the work of UNODC

Criminal Justice

  • A Practitioner's Toolkit on Women's Access to Justice Programming [ English]
  • Strengthening Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Responses to Violence against Women [ English]
  • Handbook on Effective Police Responses to Violence against Women [ English, French, Spanish]
  • Training Curriculum on Effective Police Responses to Violence against Women [ English, French, Spanish]
  • Handbook on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence against Women and Girls [ English]
  • Resource Book for Trainers on Effective Prosecution Responses to Violence against Women and Girls [ English]
  • Toolkit on Strengthening the Medico-Legal Response to Sexual Violence [ English]
  • Gender-Related killing of Women and Girls Brochure [ Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish]
  • Essential services package for women and girls subject to violence [ Arabic, English, French, Russian, Spanish]
    • Implementation guide [ English, French]
    • E-learning course
      • Module 1: Overview and introduction to the Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence
      • Module 2: Essential Health Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence
      • Module 3: Essential Justice and Policing Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence
      • Module 4: Essential Social Servicesfor Women and Girls Subject to Violence
      • Module 5: Essential Action for Governance and Coordination of Governance

Women in conflict with the law

  • The Bangkok Rules-United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders with their Commentary [ English, French, Spanish]
  • Handbook on Women and Imprisonment [ Arabic 2 nd edition, English 2 nd edition, Russian, Spanish, Turkish]
  • Training curriculum on Women and Imprisonment Version 1.0 [ Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian]
  • Information note for criminal justice practitioners on non-custodial measures for women offenders [ English]
  • E-learning course on Alternatives to Imprisonment for Women Offenders [ English]
  • Afghanistan: Female Prisoners and their social reintegration [ English]

Violence against Children and Justice for Children

  • UNODC/UNICEF Handbook for Professionals and Policymakers on Justice in Matters involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime [ Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, English, French, Russian, Spanish]
  • Guidelines on Justice in Matters Involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime [ English]
  • UNODC/UNICEF Justice in Matters Involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime: Model Law and Related Commentary [ English, French, Spanish]
  • UNODC/UNICEF Child-friendly version of the UN Guidelines on Justice in Matters Involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime [ Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish]
  • UNODC Justice in Matters Involving Children in Conflict with the Law: Model Law on Juvenile Justice and Related Commentary [ English, French, Russian, Tajik]
  • Guidance Note of the Secretary-General: UN Approach to Justice for Children [ English]
  • Child Friendly Legal Aid in Africa [ English, French]
  • UNODC/UNICEF Manual for the Measurement of juvenile justice indicators [ English, French, Russian, Spanish]
  • Protecting the Rights of Children in Conflict with the Law, 2005 [ Arabic, English, French, Spanish]
  • UNODC/UNICEF On-line Training United Nations Guidelines on Justice in Matters involving Child Victims and Witnesses of Crime Online Training [ English, French]
  • UNODC/IPJJ Criteria for the Design and Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Reform Programmes [ English, French, Russian, Spanish]
  • UNODC Introductory Booklet on the United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice [ English, French]
  • UNODC Checklist to the United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the field of crime prevention and criminal justice [ English, French]
  • UNODC/UNICEF Training Programme on the Treatment of Child Victims and Child Witnesses of Crime for Prosecutors and Judges [ English]
  • UNODC/UNICEF Training Programme on the Treatment of Child Victims and Child Witnesses of Crime for Law Enforcement Officials [ English]
  • INSPIRE: Seven strategies for Ending Violence Against Children [ Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish]
  • UNODC Handbook on Children Recruited and Exploited by Terrorist and Violent Extremist Groups: the Role of the Justice System [ Arabic, English, French (available in June)]

Prevention, Treatment & Rehabilitation

HIV and AIDS

Research and Analysis

Evaluation

Global E-learning Platform Supporting the Work on Gender Equality
The UNODC Global eLearning Platform hosts various eLearning courses for Member States. The following courses are available: Gender Issues, Investigating Sexual Exploitation of Children for Frontline Officers and Investigating Sexual Exploitation of Children for Specialist Investigators. The particular modules for each course are listed below:

  • 23.1 Gender Issues: Introductory Training
  • 23.2 Alternatives to Imprisonment for Women Offenders
  • 24.1 Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation
  • 4.2 Victims in Child Sexual Exploitation Cases
  • 24.3 Evidence in Child Sexual Exploitation Cases
  • 24.4 First Response Duties in Child Sexual Exploitation Cases
  • 25. Investigating Sexual Exploitation of Children for Specialist Investigators (This course is composed by 10 modules)