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Women in Detention: A Guide to Gender-Sensitive Monitoring

For those seeking current insights into gender-responsive issues and professionals working with female offenders, this report is essential reading. It delineates the risks confronting women deprived of liberty, emphasizing the threat of torture and ill-treatment, alongside preventive measures. While focusing primarily on women in the criminal justice system, its discussions extend to other contexts like psychiatric institutions and immigration detention facilities. Sections cover gender-specific treatment introduction, the importance of monitoring bodies in addressing these issues, key concepts such as gender mainstreaming and discrimination, risk factors, and preventive measures. Additionally, it identifies vulnerable groups including girls, victims of trafficking, sex workers, and women with mental health needs, highlighting the qualities necessary for effective monitoring.