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.
Featured Posts on Women’s Incarceration
- Recent UN Report on Arbitrary Detention and Drug Policies Underscores Urgent Need for Reform
- Inside Out From Women’s Prisons: Resisting Punitive Drug Policies
- Punitive Drug Laws: 10 Years Undermining the Bangkok Rules
- Promoting the Rights of Trans Women Deprived of Liberty in Latin America
- Women Behind Bars for Drug Offenses in Latin America: What the Numbers Make Clear
- Trans Women Behind Bars: Strategies for Resistance in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic