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Implementation of the United Nations’ Bangkok Rules for Women Involved in the Criminal Justice System: A Global Symposium

Join the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) for an all-day symposium focused on how countries around the world have used the UN Bangkok Rules to reduce the number of women in the criminal justice system and ensure women’s health and humane treatment during imprisonment. This symposium gathers leaders and advocates from around the world – for the first time – to discuss and share the innovative ways they have incorporated the UN Bangkok Rules to promote women’s rights in prisons. This is a rare opportunity to learn how the guidelines have been successfully applied in various countries, the impact of implementation, and how the Rules can and should be put into practice, especially in the US. This symposium is organized by assistant professor Gina Fedock and Daniela Ancira.

This event is part of UChicago Innovation Fest 2019, a month-long celebration of pioneering discovery and entrepreneurial endeavors at the University of Chicago. Organized by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the series of events, workshops and accelerator programs, including the globally recognized Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge, highlights the breadth and impact of innovation at UChicago in the areas of entrepreneurship and research commercialization, scientific advancements, and social and global impact. This year’s Innovation Fest will take place May 1-June 9, 2019. For more information, visit innofest.uchicago.edu.

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