The Training on the Management of Women Prisoners for Senior Correctional Staff in the ASEAN Region (The Bangkok Rules Training)

The adoption of the “United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders” or the “Bangkok Rules” by the United Nations General Assembly represented a major paradigm shift in women’s corrections and is regarded as a significant step forward in recognizing and addressing the gender specific needs of women in criminal justice systems. To promote a substantive and sustainable improvement of the treatment of women prisoners, TIJ, in consultation with international practitioners and experts in the field of corrections, has developed the training on the Management of Women Prisoners for Senior Correctional Staff in the ASEAN Region, or the Bangkok Rules Training.


The training programme aims to provide guidance and practical knowledge on translating the Bangkok Rules into practice. Using an Action Plan format, the training will assist the participants in designing a framework for implementing the Bangkok Rules and other international standards. Participants will also identify and share challenges and good practices in the treatment of women prisoners. This training is designed to create collaboration among senior correctional staff in the ASEAN the region and equip prison staff working with women prisoners with necessary knowledge and skill in applying the Rules in their routine work.


After the 2-week long training program, participants will better understand the significance of the international standards and norms in the treatment of prisoner such as the revised Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules) and the Bangkok Rules. They will also learn about the history, content and requirements of the Bangkok Rules and supporting human rights documents through pre-training reading and on-site training. Everyone will be engaged in information sharing about their experiences and get to develop a confidential self-assessment of their system’s current or planned initiatives grounded in the Bangkok Rules.

Download the Bangkok Rules Training Brochure