01 March 2019- 31 May 2019
Venue: Kabul and Balkh, Afghanistan
Provision of childcare services for children of inmates in the BWP. There are 24 children in the BWP living with their mothers. The childcare worker visits six days of the week, each day from 8:pm to 4:00 pm.
Training for prison staff
On June 26, 2019, there was a session called “Gender” with the participation of 40 prison staff (9 females and 31 male). The session was in prison and had a positive impact increasing participants’ understanding of the issue (from 1.73% to 9.9%0 (from 10)).On July 24, 2019, there was a session called “Rights of prisoners and detainees” with participation of 37 prison staff (13 females and 24 male). The session was in prison and had a positive impact increasing participants’ understanding of the issue (from 5.00% to 49.25% (from 50)).
At the end of May 2019, there are 18 students in “Handicraft class” while in the previous quarterly report, there were 16 students, recently 2 students have joined the class. The trainees are selected based on the criteria of their interest. The two new trainees are recently detained that’s why they have joined late. 1st March 2019 to 31ST May 2019, students of the class produced 30 dresses from which 16 has been sold and their income was 11,070 AFN. The money was distributed among the students of this class. The sale procedure as the same as the for the bag making class. These classes are held three days a week in BWP and for a duration of 3-hour long.
Provision of legal representation and advice to women and girls in Balkh Women’s Prison B.W.P and Balkh Girls JRC (BGJRC)
The defense lawyer contracted legal representation of 12 prisoners. 7 of the cases have been completed and 5 are still ongoing.The defense lawyer also provided legal advice on how to use the right to appeal during a legal procedure for justice by defendants, how to get a Legal Exemption Letter and how it helps. They also provided information on moral crimes, smuggling and its dangers, laws of Inheritance and divorce for 91 women at BWP. Deliver awareness raising sessions and training for the inmates and prison staff.
Figure 12 session “Rights of prisoners and detainees