Overcrowding in prisons is a global issue, including in Indonesia where rehabilitation facilities originally designed to house around 130,000 people are now nearing double that capacity.
At parts of efforts to resolve issues such as this, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime launched a prisoner rehabilitation project in the Semarang Female Correctional Facility. Developed under the Doha Declaration Global Programme, the project aims to lower the reoffending rate by providing prisoners with vocational training in batik - the country's traditional fabric dyeing technic. By obtaining commercially viable skills that can be used post-release, prisoners earn #ANewChance to reintegrate into society and avoid conflict with the law in the future.
Chief Justice Janie Pereira of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court speaks with the Global Judicial Integrity Network about access to justice in small islands nations, with a particular focus on the current practices of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Since 2000, the global female prison population has increased by 50%. This story of Asih is one example of how rehabilitation programmes supported by UNODC's Global Doha Declaration programme help provide inmates with equal opportunities for #ANewChance upon release.
We are all members of one human family! That's why an injustice to one is an injustice to all. Let's join together to #Act4RuleofLaw and build a better, more just world for all!
Unity + Equality + Tolerance
When we educate ourselves and spread knowledge on the core values, we help strengthen the rule of law. Are you an active citizen who can #Act4RuleofLaw?
What are the A-B-C's of the rule of law?
• All people, institutions, and Governments are accountable to the law.
• Being applied equally is a MUST for all laws
• Compliance with human rights standards is key.
Do you live within a society where you can #Act4RuleofLaw ?
To make sure the rule of law is applied equally, citizens can actively participate in their communities by:
• Reporting on public issues to press
• Monitoring public institutions
Are you an active citizen who can #Act4RuleofLaw?
Law enforcement are entrusted with carrying out the law. But to sustain the rule of law , they must at all times hold the underlying values of it:
Do you live within a society where you can #Act4RuleofLaw?