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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…

Empowering Girls Through Legal Protection Strategies in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Liberia

International Development Law Organization (IDLO),

According to a 2008 report by the Center for Global Development, girls are generally less healthy, less educated and enjoy less freedom than their male counterparts. Such disparities, which highlight the disempowerment and marginalization of girls, result from a variety of factors including cultural and social norms. Ultimately, however, they are rooted in gender discrimination,…

Tool Kit on Gender Equality: Results and Indicators

Australian Aid, Asian Development Bank,

This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. It presents a menu of gender equality outcomes, results, and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users. While the tool kit focuses primarily on the sectors and…

Advancing Public Health through Strategic Litigation: Lessons from Five Countries

Open Society Foundation,

The law has a critical role to play in advancing public health in general, and in promoting the health of marginalized populations in particular. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law, for instance, has documented the positive role that strong legal protections can play specifically in addressing HIV. In its view, with interventions for…

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

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

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…

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