A Practitioner’s Toolkit on Women’s Access to Justice Programming

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Discriminatory justice systems deny women and their families protection, accountability and reparation-leading to impunity for perpetrators and a cyclical pattern of further violations. Justice is a right in itself as well as an enabler of all other rights. Yet many women and girls-particularly those who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination-experience the justice system not as a bastion for the vulnerable but rather as a preserve of a privileged few.