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Progress of the world's women : in pursuit of justice

Contributor(s): Turquet, Laura | UN Women.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2011Description: electronic document (166 pages) ; PDF file: 9.42 MB.Other title: In pursuit of justice.Subject(s): SEXUAL VIOLENCE | INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON | LAW | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | JUSTICE | LEGISLATION | VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN | WOMENOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website | Other reports in series Summary: This report looks at how the legal system can play a positive role in women accessing their rights, citing cases that have changed women's lives both at a local and at times global level. It also looks at the important role women have played and continue to play as agents for change within the legal system, as legislators, as lawyers, as community activists but also asks why, despite progress on legal reform, the justice system is still not delivering justice for all women. The report focuses on four key areas: legal and constitutional frameworks, the justice chain, plural legal systems and conflict and post-conflict. Drawing on tangible examples of steps that have been taken to help women access justice, the report sets out ten key recommendations for policy and decision makers to act on in order to ensure every woman is able to obtain justice. (From the webpage). Annex 4 provides international comparisons of data relating to violence against women and intimate partner violence. Follow the link for other reports in this series. Record #5370-
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This report looks at how the legal system can play a positive role in women accessing their rights, citing cases that have changed women's lives both at a local and at times global level. It also looks at the important role women have played and continue to play as agents for change within the legal system, as legislators, as lawyers, as community activists but also asks why, despite progress on legal reform, the justice system is still not delivering justice for all women. The report focuses on four key areas: legal and constitutional frameworks, the justice chain, plural legal systems and conflict and post-conflict. Drawing on tangible examples of steps that have been taken to help women access justice, the report sets out ten key recommendations for policy and decision makers to act on in order to ensure every woman is able to obtain justice. (From the webpage). Annex 4 provides international comparisons of data relating to violence against women and intimate partner violence. Follow the link for other reports in this series. Record #5370-