IPRT to launch report on LGBT Prisoners

29 Jan

Out on the Inside: The Rights, Experiences and Needs of LGBT People in Prison

IPRT will launch a new report on the rights, needs and experiences of LGBT people in prison in Ireland on Tuesday  2nd February 2016 in the Wood Quay Venue, Christchurch, Dublin 8. The event will run from 10.30-12.00.

Speakers will include:

  • Dr Nicola CarrDr Siobhán McAlister and Dr Tanya Serisier, who will introduce the report;
  • Brian Sheehan, Executive Director of GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equalty Network); and
  • Broden Giambrone, Chief Executive of TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland).

This new 46-page report is based on research commissioned by the IPRT and conducted by Dr Nicola Carr, Dr Siobhán McAlister and Dr Tanya Serisier of Queen’s University Belfast. The qualitative study examines: the policy and practice context in Ireland; LGBT people in prison; transgender prisoners; and the consequences of heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia. The research comprised a desk-based literature review; interviews with stakeholders, prisoners and ex-prisoners; and a focus group in prison.

To register, please click here.

Alternatively, contact Marie Therese at mtpower@iprt.ie or on 01-8741400

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