Justice Reform and Gender (Tool 4)

This tool focuses on the institutional reform of the judiciary, law reform and access to justice, with specific emphasis on gender equality. It examines justice reform within the broad and often overlapping contexts of post-conflict, transitional, developing and developed countries. Any justice reform effort is highly context-specific, and no one-fits-all template can be applied to a reform process. The tool provides suggestions and recommendations that can be adapted to the specific reform context within which you are working.The tool includes:

- An introduction to justice reform
- The rationale for why integrating gender strengthens justice reform processes
- Practical actions to integrate gender into justice reform initiatives
- An overview of particular gender and justice reform issues in post-conflict, transitional, developing and developed country contexts

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This tool is directed toward the personnel responsible for justice reform within national governments, international and regional organisations and donors. Parliamentarians, law societies and judges’ networks, civil society organizations and researchers focusing on justice reform may also find it useful.

For a 4-page introduction to Justice Reform and Gender, see the Practice Note 4.

For French, Russian, Arabic, Montenegrin, and Indonesian translations, click here.

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