Country Japan
Year 2008
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Sexual harassment

Brief Description

The paragraph 3 of Article 13 of "The Act on Penal Detention Facilities and Treatment of Inmates and Detainees" stipulates that the prison officers shall be given training and discipline necessary for promoting a better understanding of the human rights of inmates and for acquiring and improving knowledge and technique necessary for appropriate and effective practice of treatment of inmates. Based on this paragraph, lectures on prevention of violence against women and sexual harassment are provided every year to newly recruited officials, senior officials and others in various courses at the Training Institute for Correctional Personnel.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Japan to the questionnaire on violence against women