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Facilitator’s Manual for Paralegal Training on Improving Women’s Access to Justice in Northern Nigeria

The facilitator’s manual is designed by the Global Rights to support trainers involved in the Women’s Access to Justice Project for Northern Nigeria. It is accompanied by the ‘Handout on Improving Women’s Access to Justice in Northern Nigeria’. The manual is one of the core tools by the Global Rights to promote women’s access to justice in Northern Nigeria.

Women’s access to justice is key to gender equality and empowerment in Nigeria. The manual is therefore unique in focus and target, to better serve the objectives of the project. It is purposed to provide the desired skills for effectiveness and efficiency in the grassroots’ communities. The training is knowledge base and is to build the capacity of paralegals to be able to assist indigent women who need their assistance in the communities.

The manual is designed for a training that will last for five days covering ten Modules and targeting a maximum of twenty five participants working in the grassroots in Northern Nigeria per training session. The ten modules are aimed at providing both conceptual and analytical frameworks for paralegals and bringing theory into practice. It is equipped with exercises that will elicit knowledge from the participants and give opportunities for practical applications. The exercises which includes ; role plays, case studies, group work, brain storm, mini lectures are designed to draw out participants experiences and knowledge.

The facilitators’ manual is a guide for the trainers and has a step by step methodology for easy adaptation.

Uploaded on: Jul 16, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2015
Year Published: 2010

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Community Paralegals, Criminal Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Women's Rights Tool Type: Manuals & Guides Languages: English Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa