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Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment

Full citation: IDLO, "Accessing Justice: Models, Strategies and Best Practices on Women's Empowerment," IDLO REPORT (2013). - This paper highlights some of the challenges and solutions for women’s access to justice in diverse legal systems. It shows that women face structural and cultural barriers to accessing justice – insufficient knowledge of rights and remedies, illiteracy or poor literacy, and lack of resources or time to participate in justice processes. This is all the more so as women usually have intensive family responsibilities. Even where women can access the formal justice sector, the outcomes of the process often fall far short of those envisaged by international standards, particularly with regard to property rights, inheritance, divorce and child custody, and spousal abuse. Focusing on legal empowerment as a way to improve both access to justice and the quality of justice women receive, the study presents strategies and best practices in both formal and informal justice systems. Legal empowerment approaches share one core concept: using the law to enable disadvantaged groups to access justice and realize basic rights. They include legal education; legal aid services; support for non-discriminatory dispute resolution fora to complement or supplement informal systems; training of paralegals; and rights awareness. In considering whether such approaches can improve the quality of justice women receive, Accessing Justice brings together a number of IDLO-sponsored case studies in Afghanistan, India, Namibia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Morocco, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. These highlight a variety of lessons for development practitioners, both in terms of engagement with the informal legal sector and, more generally, for the use of legal empowerment and top-down / bottom-up strategies. In an appropriate context, carefully designed legal empowerment strategies may constitute a valuable contribution to improving women’s access to justice.
[Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda, India
Creator:
IDLO
Year:
2013

Afghanistan Civil Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Afghanistan
Creator:
Republic of Afghanistan, Ministry of Justice
Year:
1977

Afghanistan Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Afghanistan
Creator:
Delegates of a Constituent Assembly
Year:
2004

African peasants and revolution

Full citation: Basil Davidson (1974) African peasants and revolution, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 1:3, 269-290.

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Davidson, B.
Year:
1974

Albania Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Albania
Creator:
Republic of Albania
Year:
1994

Albania Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Albania
Creator:
Republic of Albania
Year:
2008

Albania Family Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Albania
Creator:
Republic of Albania
Year:
2003

Algeria Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Algeria
Creator:
People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
Years:
2008, 1996

Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Areas Land Transfer Regulation

A Regulation to regulate the transfers of land in the Scheduled Areas of the East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam Srikakulam [Adilabad,Warangal, Khammam and Mahaboobnagar] districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Andhra Pradesh State Government
Year:
1959

Andhra Pradesh Tenancy Laws (Amendment) Act, 2002

This act amends the Andhra Pradesh (Telangana Area) Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1950 and the Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Area) Tenancy Act, 1956

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
India
Creator:
Andhra Pradesh State Government
Year:
2002

Andorra Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Andorra
Creator:
Government of Andorra
Year:
1993

An Evaluation of the Land Laws in Tanzania

Full Citation: Josefsson, E. and Aberg, P., "An Evaluation of the Land Laws in Tanzania," MASTER'S THESIS (Lulea University of Technology 2005).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Tanzania
Creator:
Josefsson, E. and Aberg, P.
Year:
2005

Angola Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Angola
Creator:
Republic of Angola
Year:
2010

Angola Land Act

This is the 2004 Land Act.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Angola
Creator:
Government of Angola
Year:
2004