Women's Access To Justice

Women's Access To Justice
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This video was developed by the UN System Staff College Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, together with UN Women. 

In order to leave no woman behind, access to justice programmes must cover criminal and civil justice, as well as family law; particularly since the family is often a site of unequal power relationships. These unequal power relationships are reflected through discriminatory laws and practices that are often presented in the name of cultural and religious beliefs.

By understanding the barriers that prevent women from accessing justice, such as discriminatory laws, gender bias among justice actors, women’s limited knowledge about their rights, etc., we can develop initiatives and partnerships that address them. This can only be done by paying special attention to family justice and its broad impacts on the everyday lives of women and their families. 

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