E-NEWS - 2013

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Sexual abuse in prisons: a global human rights crisisLa violación no es parte de la condena. Pemerkosaan tidak boleh mengambil bagian dalam hukumanya.  不管一个人犯了什么罪,狱中强奸都不应该是惩罚的一部分。

In any language, JDI’s message remains the same: Rape is not part of the penalty.

Prisoner rape is a global epidemic. Under international law, the sexual abuse of detainees is considered a form of torture – whether committed by staff or by another inmate. In addition to its major programs in the U.S. and South Africa, JDI has worked with advocates and policymakers in Botswana, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom to end this crisis.

Our latest effort in this fight is our new International Summary, outlining why sexual abuse happens in detention facilities worldwide – and how it can be stopped. The summary is currently available in eight of the world’s major languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

We hope that the International Summary will support the many brave advocates worldwide who are fighting for human rights and for an end to sexual abuse. We know, too, that the International Summary may give courage and hope to survivors of sexual abuse in detention by letting them know that they are not alone and that they are not to blame. There’s a simple way you can help: by sharing the summary with your friends and family whose primary language is one of those listed above.

It takes a global movement to end a global crisis. Together, we can end prisoner rape, wherever it happens.

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