In Kyrgyzstan, a bakery will help rehabilitate female prisoners
October 22, 2019

In Kyrgyzstan, a bakery will help rehabilitate female prisoners

In Kyrgyzstan, the  Global Programme for the Implementation of the Doha Declaration has worked with local prison authorities to develop and modernize a bakery in a women's prison in proximity to the nation's capital, Bishkek. The prison currently holds some 300 female prisoners, of which half are already taking part in rehabilitation programmes. With the bakery and accompanying training, which were made possible with the support of the State of Qatar, more prisoners will be given a new chance as they prepare for social reintegration after having served their sentence, with the help of the Global Programme's  Prisoner Rehabilitation component.

Initially, 12 female prisoners will benefit from this project.

Three years in the making, the journey of E4J to inspire change together has only just begun
October 11, 2019

Three years in the making, E4J's journey to inspire change together has only just begun

UNODC's Education for Justice (E4J) initiative has devoted the past three years to the development and creation of valuable and quality resources for educators and students, to teach children of all ages the essence of rule of law and its positive impact on everyone's life. These varied resources took place of pride during the vibrant discussions held this week at UNODC headquarters in Vienna, where over 350 educators, academics, policymakers, experts and Member States representatives gathered for the " International High-Level Conference "Educating for the Rule of Law: Inspire Change Together" at E4J's invitation.

Leading by Example: Corruption Reporting Mechanisms in the Moroccan Judiciary
October 8, 2019

Leading by Example: Corruption Reporting Mechanisms in the Moroccan Judiciary

As an International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) member and as a Moroccan magistrate, I strongly believe that corruption and unethical practices significantly affect development and progress, in addition to hindering the stability of states. Preventing judicial corruption requires synergy to consolidate the principle of integrity and the moralization of public life, as well as link responsibility to identifying and combating corruption. In this vein, the Moroccan judiciary has been improving both its corruption reporting mechanisms, as well as targeting corruption within the judiciary itself.

To successfully promote sustainable development, global education partnerships are essential
October 4, 2019

To successfully promote sustainable development, global education partnerships are essential

Having developed a varied portfolio of educational tools and materials aimed at reinforcing the capacity of teachers and educators around the world, and already enjoying sustained success through their insertion in the programmes of numerous Member States and institutions, E4J is also focusing on enhanced international cooperation and global partnerships to expand the scope and spread of these accomplishments, as specified by  Sustainable Development Goal 17.

This was the theme of a distinguished panel discussion E4J held last week at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, with dozens of academics, diplomats and policymakers in attendance.

Strong partnerships are boosting E4J's rule of law education
September 25, 2019

Strong partnerships are boosting E4J's rule of law education

Arming the world's future policymakers, legislators and justice warriors in all fields with the right tools to make the world a better place is one of the necessities of a comprehensive education today. At the same time, keeping students engaged and igniting in them a passion for issues which will affect their lives is a challenge for which modern and innovative solutions are always needed. The Education for Justice (E4J) initiative is a firm believer in the old adage that teamwork with skilled partners always leads to better results - especially when the subject matter touches everyone around the world. And with UNODC's own renowned expertise in issues of crime, justice and rule of law, it was only natural that E4J should partner with hundreds of specialists to deliver superior educational resources, complementing its promotion of a culture of lawfulness.