No more women behind bars.

Women’s incarceration is on the rise across Latin America and is growing at a much faster rate than that of men, with devastating consequences for the women deprived of liberty, their families and communities.

WOLA is working in collaboration with our partners to radically change prevailing policies that result in excessive criminalization and incarceration, including punitive drug laws.

We seek to dramatically reduce the number of women put behind bars across the region.


The COVID-19 and Persons Deprived of Liberty Information Hub and Collaborative Platform

To face this challenge, WOLA has joined the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) project, the Information Hub on COVID-19 and Persons Deprived of Liberty. The hub is a digital one-stop center for different types of information pertaining to persons deprived of liberty including news reports, guidelines, legislation, declarations or reports by international bodies, as well as other practical tools. Go to Information Hub.