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‘Why we need to make customary laws work for women’

Guardian correspondent Mark Tran explores the disconnect between written legal protections and practical realities for women living in male-dominated informal justice systems worldwide.  Drawing on a recent global study from IDLO, he warns against the pitfalls of donor attempts to “wrench customary rules and procedures into line with internationally recognised standards” and argues, instead, for “bottom-up legal empowerment approaches” that can transform discriminatory practices from within.

Read the original article on the Guardian Poverty Matters Blog.

February 11, 2013 | Bremen Donovan