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Thumbnail previewFrom the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children, Safeguarding the Rights of Girls in the Criminal Justice System, provides an international view on how “girls who fall victim to violence often find themselves criminalized, which can lead, in turn, to further violence against them in the criminal justice system.”

Sections of the report include:

  • Factors contributing to the vulnerability of girls in the criminal justice system;
  • Gender-role stereotypes as a barrier to girls’ access to justice;
  • International standards to eliminate violence against girls who come into contact with the justice system
  • Restorative justice and non-custodial community-based programmes;
  • Key measures to advance progress in the protection of girls from violence, victimization, stigmatization and deprivation of liberty in the criminal justice system.

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Posted Tue, Nov 10 2015 7:25 AM by Susan Powell
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