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Covid-19: To leave the crisis behind, rights must come first

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), Alianza Sierra Madre, A.C., Amazon Frontlines, Abogados y Abogadas del Noroeste Argentino en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Sociales (ANDHES), Asociación Scalabriniana al Servicio de la Movilidad Humana (ASCALA), Asylum Access, Asylum Access México, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP), CIVITIC (Red Universitaria de Estudios Urbanos de Ecuador), Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE), Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (CDIA), CoopeSoLiDar R.L. (SOLIDAR), Corporación Justicia y Libertad (CJL), Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Escuela para Defensoras en Derechos Humanos y Ambientales Benita Galeana A. C., ONG FIMA, FLACSO Ecuador (Departamento de Estudios Políticos), Fundación CONSTRUIR, Fundación MARKANI, Fundación Para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, Fundeps, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Hackeando al Machismo, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD), Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir A.C. (ILSB), Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA), JUSTICE FOR ALL, Laboratorio de Diseño para la Justicia / The Access to Justice Design Lab (A2J Design Lab), TECHO, Themis – Gênero, Justiça, Direitos Humanos,

In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the signatory organizations to this statement, members of the Global Legal Empowerment Network in Latin America, call on our states, the private sector, local governments, international organizations, and other relevant authorities to guarantee the rights of vulnerable populations and to prevent this situation from deepening the already…

Covid-19: Para dejar la crisis atrás, los derechos deben ir adelante

Asociación Civil por la Igualdad y la Justicia (ACIJ), Alianza Sierra Madre, A.C., Amazon Frontlines, Abogados y Abogadas del Noroeste Argentino en Derechos Humanos y Estudios Sociales (ANDHES), Asociación Scalabriniana al Servicio de la Movilidad Humana (ASCALA), Asylum Access, Asylum Access México, Centro de Estudios para la Equidad y Gobernanza en los Sistemas de Salud (CEGSS), Centro para una Justicia Igualitaria y Popular (CEJIP), CIVITIC (Red Universitaria de Estudios Urbanos de Ecuador), Comité de Familiares de Migrantes Fallecidos y Desaparecidos de El Salvador (COFAMIDE), Coordinadora por los Derechos de la Infancia y la Adolescencia (CDIA), CoopeSoLiDar R.L. (SOLIDAR), Corporación Justicia y Libertad (CJL), Derecho, Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), Escuela para Defensoras en Derechos Humanos y Ambientales Benita Galeana A. C., ONG FIMA, FLACSO Ecuador (Departamento de Estudios Políticos), Fundación CONSTRUIR, Fundación MARKANI, Fundación Para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho, Fundeps, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Hackeando al Machismo, Instituto de Defesa do Direito de Defesa (IDDD), Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir A.C. (ILSB), Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos (ILSA), JUSTICE FOR ALL, Laboratorio de Diseño para la Justicia / The Access to Justice Design Lab (A2J Design Lab), TECHO, Themis – Gênero, Justiça, Direitos Humanos,

Las organizaciones firmantes en este pronunciamiento, miembros de la Red Global de Empoderamiento Jurídico en Latinoamérica, solicitamos a nuestros Estados, al sector privado, gobiernos locales, organismos internacionales, y demás autoridades competentes que ante la pandemia global del COVID-19, garanticen los derechos de los grupos especialmente vulnerables y eviten que esta situación profundice las desigualdades existentes…

Gender equality: Women’s rights in review 25 years after Beijing

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women),

September 1995 saw the largest-ever global gathering on gender equality: the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, held in Beijing, China. The commitments and actions that Member States agreed that year in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action remain our most comprehensive and transformative agenda for gender equality and the empowerment of women and…

Centre for Community Justice and Development: Using Innovative Financing to Sustain Legal Empowerment Work in South Africa

+Acumen, Open Society Justice Initiative,

This case study follows the story of Winnie Martens, founding director of the Centre for Community Justice (CCJD) in South Africa, as she shaped the organization into a nonprofit social enterprise focused on the intertwined mission of “justice” and “development” for local communities surrounding The University of KwaZulu-Natal. Today, the organization supports a network of…

Justice Policy Series, Part 1: Access to Justice

Open Government Partnership, Joseph Foti, Jessica Hickle, Maha Jweied,

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) provides an opportunity for government and civil society reformers to make government more transparent, participatory, and accountable. Working together, government and civil society co-create two-year action plans with concrete commitments across a broad range of issues that are then monitored by OGP’s Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM). Until recently, access to…

Female Genital Mutilation: Fact Sheet

iProbono,

iProbono is producing a series of fact sheets to provide basic information and clarify the law on some of the most serious concerns regarding violence against women and girls. The first fact sheet in the series is about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). While our fact sheets aim to provide a global perspective, the focus of…

Acceso a la justicia para las mujeres víctimas de violencia en las Américas

Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH),

En este informe, elaborado por la CIDH, sobre la situación de las mujeres víctimas de violencia, se presenta un diagnóstico sobre los principales obstáculos que las mujeres enfrentan cuando procuran acceder a una tutela judicial efectiva para remediar actos de violencia. En el informe, la CIDH formula conclusiones y recomendaciones para que los Estados actúen…

Breaking the Silence on Gender-Based Violence in Zimbabwe: A Case Documentation on the UN Women Supported Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Project

Justice for Children (JCT), Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) , Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA),

Justice for Children (JCT) in conjunction with Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) and Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA) signed an agreement with UN Women to implement joint gender-based violence (GBV) project in three districts: Bindura in Mashonaland Central Province, Makoni in Manicaland Province and Beitbridge in Matabeleland South Province. In response to the…

Legal Empowerment Experiences from Latin America

Namati, Fundación Construir, TECHO Brasil, Themis - Gênero, Justiça e Direitos Humanos, Grupo de Monitoreo Independiente de El Salvador (GMIES), Julieta Marotta,

This publication leads the way toward a greater effort to generate robust knowledge about legal empowerment practices in Latin America, to promote a dialogue based on grassroots experiences, and to show evidence about how legal empowerment helps to foster access to justice. In the following pages, we offer five concrete experiences drawn from different countries in…

Using paralegals to fight forced early marriage in Sierra Leone

Posted by Daniel Sesay in Community Paralegals

Early and forced marriage continues to be a widespread and serious problem in post-war Sierra Leone, especially in rural areas. It has become a common practice that abuses the rights of children and girls. Early marriage, also known as child marriage, is the marriage of someone before the age of 18 years. Such marriages are…