We build the capacity of female prisoners in areas of economic empowerment through training in lifetime skills.
We create platforms where female prisoners independently meet and share pertinent issues affecting them.
We offer counselling services to female prisoners and their immediate family members (through rehabilitation and re-integration programs).
FEMPRIST was founded in order to lobby and advocate for equal opportunities for women in prisons and those who have finished serving their sentences. It is a response to a number of identified gaps in the approach of civil society organizations working in women’s rights issues. Such gaps include the lack of collective approach to openly discuss the welfare of women in prison and those who have finished serving jail terms. This has been left solely to families and a few mainstream organizations and churches who offer psychosocial support and legal advice hence the need to go further and interrogate the needs of the women thereafter.
Equal opportunities for all female prisoners and ex-prisoners.
To change the mind set of society and families towards female prisoners by giving them a second chance through equipping them with skills which can enable them to economically sustain their lives during and after incarceration.
To create an environment that restores dignity and respect for female prisoners by recognizing that gender and social justice prevails in prisons.
- Sense of Urgency