UNODC Day 2

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Committee debated on the role of gender in the criminal justice system. The United States of America delegate opened up his speech with a quote by Melania Trump— “Whenever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them.” The delegate stated that men and women prisons should be equal. Normally, men’s prisons are better funded and overall more functional than women’s prisons. The delegate from the United States suggested reimplementing funds to equalize the quality of prisons. Portugal grants women full rights and is trying to solve the problems of inequality in their prisons. Honduras has vast issues with sexual assault cases and is still searching for a solution to decrease this issue. Afghanistan is against the violence of women and is seeking advice in plans to fix it. Kazakhstan and China are trying to better prisons for women by improving conditions and instituting regular doctor check-ups.