“Gender responsive laws and legal frameworks are vital in dismantling discriminatory
structures and creating equal opportunities for women. Women must be empowered to
access justice, not only with the knowledge of their rights, but also how to claim them. “
IDLO will improve gender mainstreaming in its programmes by institutionalizing gender expertise and a gender perspective in throughout its policy advocacy, research and learning, and field-based programming and work. IDLO will ensure the full implementation of its Gender Strategy. In particular, it will: Build program staff expertise and capacity to integrate gender in their work (at least 3 workshops/training a year); Develop an issue paper on a priority gender and justice concern (women and customary and informal justice); Organize policy events on justice for women at the global and country levels, including processes relating to the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action (at least 2 events a year).
IDLO will strengthen the recruitment of women in the judiciary and legal professions, including by strengthening knowledge on the barriers and pathways for women in the justice sector and by enhancing the capacity of women justice actors. Specifically, it will: Disseminate the findings of it global research on enhancing participation of women justice professionals by organizing policy events at global or local levels (2 per year); Launch country-specific studies on contributions and barriers women justice professionals face when delivering justice (2).