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Rehabilitation and reintegration of former women prisoners in the provinces of Al Sharqia, Ismailia, Port Said and Alexandria

18.05.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

The main objective of the practice is the construction of long-lasting mechanisms for the integration in society of women prisoners after their release. It operates in several stages: the psychological rehabilitation of women prisoners before and after their release; social reintegration after release; the launch and creation of projects aimed at former women prisoners to permanently integrate them into society; and the establishment of partnerships with enterprises to facilitate their return to work.

It is also worth mentioning the establishment of a shelter for former women prisoners without family support and for women survivors of violence as well as the Research Unit for the observation and management of problems and, finally, the Legal Unit providing awareness-raising and advice on the rights, duties and available opportunities.

Thanks to a global and integrated approach, the practice offers former them a second chance, with the possibility of having a job, overcoming the stigmas of incarceration, and becoming full actors of society. The employment support enables women to lead their lives and gives them financial security with no need to resort to crime for money.

The dynamic of cooperation with the state in terms of the integration of former women prisoners in society and raising awareness of the importance of reinsertion and rehabilitation is one of the innovative aspects of the practice.

This practice was identified as part of the CSO WINS project "Strengthening Capacities in the Southern Mediterranean to Open Policies Dialogue and Monitoring for Women in Society", with the support of the European Union Civil Society Neighborhood Facility.


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