Just Detention International-South Africa is a health and human rights organisation that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.


  • Publication April 1, 2016

    African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

    Working with other civil society partners, JDI-SA made a submission to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in response to South Africa’s Second Periodic Report under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, to be reviewed at the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

  • Publication March 1, 2016

    United Nations Human Rights Committee

    In March 2016 JDI-SA partnered with other civil society organisations in the criminal justice sector to make a Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in response to the Initial Report by South Africa under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights at the 116th session of the Human Rights Committee.

  • Press Release December 15, 2015

    Sonke and JDI-SA launch new project

    Sonke Gender Justice and Just Detention International–South Africa are excited to announce a new project, Evidence Based Policy Advocacy to Reduce Sexual Violence in Southern African Prisons.

  • Press Release July 23, 2014

    JDI-SA statement

    Read our response to a devastating story of a prisoner whose baby died in a cell.

  • JDI-SA Campaign April 30, 2014

    Digital Stories

    Through JDI-SA's Digital Stories project, people who were raped in prison are beginning to share their experiences publicly for the first time.