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Invitation to Tender: Rights & Needs of LGBT Prisoners

10th October 2014

‘Out on the Inside: The Rights, Needs and Experiences of LGBT Prisoners in Ireland’

Context

International indications are that LGBT prisoners may be both disproportionately represented and especially vulnerable to abuse within the prison system, however there is little domestic research currently in existence on their rights and needs (including healthcare needs). Recent developments, in the form of the “Inside Out” initiative for Irish LGBT prison officers, indicate that there is an open policy environment to issues of LGBT rights. IPRT believes this presents a timely opportunity to bring the specific needs of LBGT prisoners to the fore.

IPRT has received funding from Community Foundation of Ireland to address this gap by conducting a ground-breaking active research study of current provisions for LGBT detainees as well as a comparative review of international standards and best practice. The key output from this project will be a concise issues paper for submission to key policy makers, with a view to securing specific policy commitments which promote inclusion and equality of LGBT detainees.

Full details are available here.

Tenders should be submitted to Deirdre Malone at director@iprt.ie before midday on Monday 10 November 2015.