A Global Crisis
Prisoner rape is a global human rights crisis. It is the absolute responsibility of government to protect the safety of inmates.
Sexual abuse in detention, whether committed by staff or other people in custody, represents a government’s failure to uphold this responsibility. No matter what crime someone may have committed, rape is not part of the penalty.
JDI is the only organization in the world dedicated exclusively to ending this kind of abuse. JDI develops laws and policies, works inside prisons to train staff and educate incarcerated people, and provides support and information to thousands of prisoner rape survivors each year.
To support the efforts of advocates worldwide who are working to end this crisis, JDI has produced a summary of the issue in the following languages: