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For many years, the United Nations have worked to develop standards for the treatment of prisoners in general and there has been focus on the importance of considering the privacy of female prisoners in a way that does not detract from their rights as women prisoners as per the rules for prisoners in general.
It was well noted that international standards for prisoners, despite their importance, did not take into account the privacy of women, especially in light of the increase in number of female prisoners worldwide. As a result, the privacy of female prisoners became a necessity where measures and procedures needed to be taken into consideration when meeting their special needs.
Also, in view of the distinctive characteristics of women who fall under the jurisdiction of the criminal justice system, there is a need to give priority to the implementation of non-custodial measures because of those distinctive qualities. This was reflected in a number of decisions made by the United Nations where it was requested from member states to ensure that the needs of female prisoners are met in an appropriate manner. Moreover, the United Nations General Assembly issued the Bangkok Rules responsible for laying out the foundations for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders. This supported and reinforced other international standards relating to prisoners in general, including the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners / and the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for Non-custodial Measures (The Tokyo Rules).
This training is mainly based on the United Nations rules for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders (the Bangkok Rules), but it is important to note that the application of these rules does not violate what is contained in other international standards regarding prisoners but rather, these rules constitute complementary obligations.


Prison workers, justice workers, including judges, male/female attorneys, public prosecutors, prosecution service providers, legal aid providers, court administrative staff, paralegals, social services and others.


  • Enhance the ability of official authorities to apply international standards regarding the treatment of female prisoners.
  • Encourage legislators and policy makers to take measures and legislations that ensure the strengthening of legislation regarding the treatment of female prisoners.
  • Encourage the use of non-custodial alternatives in treating women in conflict with the law.
  • Approach the provisions of the Yemeni law regarding the organizing of prisons with international standards for the treatment of female prisoners.


  • Introductory Module: states ’commitment to applying international standards for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for them.
  • Module I: General principles in the application of the United Nations rules for the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women criminals/offenders.
  • Module II: Rules that apply to special groups of women prisoners.
  • Module III: Non-custodial measures – The Tokyo Rules.


The course Applying international standards in the treatment of women prisoners and implementing non-custodial measures for women has three modules.

In the modules, the Bangkok Rules and other relevant international standards are addressed through the theoretical data supported with specialized training sessions emanating from these training units. Each module is divided into several training sessions, each of which includes a case study and a short quiz related to the topic to measure the knowledge and impact of the training on the trainees. You must get at least 80% of the questions right to pass. After you pass the assessment, the system will make a record of your score and you will be able to receive your certificate upon completion. If you do not pass, you may repeat the assessment multiple times to pass. The system will save only your highest score. The modules must be completed in order and only upon successful completion of the previous module you will be able to unlock the following one. You may complete the course at your own pace. You can leave the training module at any time and resume later. You will receive a course certificate upon successful completion of all five modules and filling out the satisfaction questionnaire at the end of the course.


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