In Lebanese girls’s prisons… Ladies prisoners’ reproductive and sexual well being is just not a precedence
The scene inside girls’s prisons in Lebanon lacks respect for human rights requirements. Ladies prisoners are uncovered to well being neglect and reproductive well being care is absent, and they don’t seem to be subjected to any particular examinations for breast most cancers or any x-rays of the uterus, besides in instances of being pregnant.
The medical follow-up of feminine prisoners is restricted to emergency instances, as is the case with hospitalization, as a result of financial disaster the nation is at present going by way of. The associations usually, and generally the households of feminine prisoners, fill the state’s deficit by offering the mandatory examinations, medicines and sanitary pads.
Baabda Jail is without doubt one of the girls’s prisons in Lebanon. There are 104 feminine prisoners, about half of whom are foreigners, and it comprises solely 5 rooms, and every room comprises greater than 20 feminine prisoners, which causes nice overcrowding.
Solely 10% of the inmates in Baabda jail are convicted, and the remaining are arrested, and their trials are postponed as a result of judges’ refusal to train their duties. Generally, a feminine detainee stays in jail for a interval longer than her sentence, at a time when her keep imposes extra bills on the state, corresponding to meals, medical care, and guarding.
From inside Baabda jail, and thru conversations with some feminine prisoners and their supervisors, this podcast was made*:
In Lebanese girls’s prisons… Ladies prisoners’ sexual and reproductive well being is just not a precedence.mp3
*This podcast was produced underneath the supervision of Maharat Basis, and with the help of Hivos, as a part of the We lead mission, noting that its content material doesn’t essentially mirror Hivos’ opinions.