Female Prisoners Support Trust (FEMPRIST) is a Zimbabwean NGO entity which was formulated in 2011. The organization is involved in the counselling, rehabilitation and reintegration of female ex-convicts back into society. Its main target group is inmates who are due for release. The organization seeks to attain the following objectives: to build the capacity of female prisoners in areas of economic empowerment through training in lifetime skills; to promote health and reproductive health rights including HIV/AIDS; to create platforms where female prisoners independently meet and share pertinent issues affecting them; to mobilize resources for use by female prisoners; research and documentation; lobby and advocate for better living conditions for female prisoners; to create alternative work through environmental management clubs. FEMPRIST works closely with prison officers as well as civil society partners working in such areas as health, legal advice and education.
"As a Platform CSPPS brings together a variety of civil society actors involved in peacebuilding and conflict prevention both at local, national and international levels. Through ongoing constructive engagement and partnership with duty bearers and other key stakeholder we aim to safeguard meaningful engagement and inclusion of civil society."
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Female Prisoners Support Trust (FEMPRIST)
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