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Know Your Rights and Duties: The Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Development Law Organization (IDLO),

This booklet aims to simplify and explain the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan. To increase understanding of the EVAW law, this booklet was published to inform members of the public, victims of violence, and legal professionals about the law in simplified form. This booklet explains the different crimes of violence…

Reporting on Sexual Violence: A Guide for Journalists

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA),

This guide is intended to support the work of journalists in reporting sexual violence by providing insights into current trends, analysis of recent major news stories, resources to report on sexual violence with accuracy and sensitivity, sources for statistics and information as background to news stories, and contacts for local, state, and national experts on…

Gender-Based Violence Legal Aid: A Participatory Toolkit

ARC International,

This toolkit, produced by ARC International, includes three tools and a step-by-step process to help field staff design GBV services for adequate and appropriate response and prevention. This toolkit uses a participatory approach to both conducts a Preliminary Assessment of the given community and to design an Action Plan for that community. Humanitarian aid workers…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Jordan 2017: Legal Problems in Daily Life

HiiL , Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

At the beginning of 2017 HiiL in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conducted the Justice Needs andSatisfaction (JNS) survey in Jordan. It is our fourth such study in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, after the UAE, Tunisia and Lebanon. More than 6000 residents of Jordan told us about their…

Getting to Grips with Power: Can NGOs Improve Justice in Bangladesh?

Craig Valters, Ferdous Jahan,

This report looks at a five-year, £17 million ‘Community Legal Services’ (CLS) project recently funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in Bangladesh. The project provided grants to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who aimed to support improved community legal services, particularly for women and girls. We analysed the work of seven NGOs in four…

Women and Power: Mediating Community Justice in Rural Bangladesh

Craig Valters, Ferdous Jahan,

In rural Bangladesh, women have historically been excluded from participating in traditional justice, rarely even attending even their own hearings. The state, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and women leaders have been working towards changing this situation for the better.

Gender-Based Violence Tools Manual: Assessment Tools

RHRC Consortium,

The assessment tools included in this section are intended to help you efficiently and effectively gather information about community attitudes, capacities, and practices related to gender-based violence (GBV), including obstacles to addressing GBV in your setting. All of the tools should be applied according to participatory methods, essential for building community involvement and engagement from the beginning of…

The IOM Handbook on Direct Assistance for Victims of Trafficking

IOM International Organization for Migration,

IOM has had some 13 years of experience in implementing counter-trafficking activities and has provided assistance to over 14,000 victims of trafficking in all regions of the world. With a growing number of organizations, especially local NGOs, now providing or intending to provide assistance to victims of trafficking, IOM would like to share its experience…

Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

International Labour Office (ILO), Walk Free Foundation,

An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016. In other words, on any given day in 2016, there were likely to be more than 40 million men, women, and children who were being forced to work against their will under threat or who were living in a forced marriage that they…

Social Assistance: A Reference Guide For Paralegals

Penny Morrell, Ratula Beukman, Black Sash: Making Human Rights Real,

This reference guide is part of a series of Black Sash guides for paralegals and other people and organizations who provide advice regarding people’s socio-economic rights. It draws on the Black Sash’s extensive experience of assisting people with difficulties in accessing social assistance – with a view to enriching your understanding of this area of…

How One Experience in Bangladesh Advanced Women’s Rights Work in Myanmar

Posted by Nant Thi Thi Oo in Gender, Global Legal Empowerment Network

The following is a blog by Nant Thi Thi Oo, a data entry associate with Namati’s program in Myanmar.    In November 2015, I had the chance to participate in a learning exchange hosted by Namati and the Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association (BNWLA). I was very grateful to be selected to go. The exchange focused…