Women in Law & Legal policy
Accelerating innovation and promoting feminist intervention to propel accessibility of justice through collaboration, co-creation and collective action.
WHY WE EXIST
Women victims of violence experience various difficulties and barriers in accessing justice. Studies have attributed the existence of these barriers to law and to society’s construction of women and of women’s issues. By the laws’ and the legal processes’ constant exclusion of women’s varied experiences, and by the society’s continued failure to recognize the serious nature of violence against women, thereby promoting a culture of impunity, the experiences of women continue to be undermined and rendered invisible. Accessibility to justice for marginalised genders is riddled with structural inequalities, the systemic and historic disadvantages, and the prevailing gender bias and system of patriarchy that continue to persist in the judicial system and in society.
So how do we make this system more responsive & effective? How do we effectively push for constitutional guarantees and international norms and standards and mechanisms to hold states accountable for their actions? How do we expand the core content of the guaranteed rights, and make the system more responsive and effective?
If we look at the stats - globally, an estimated 736 million women—almost one in three—have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both at least once in their life (30 per cent of women aged 15 and older). Further 81,000 women and girls were killed globally in 2020, around 47,000 of them (58 per cent) died at the hands of an intimate partner or a family member, which equals to a woman or girl being killed every 11 minutes in their home.
WE EXIST TO ADDRESS THESE SYSTEMIC INEQUITIES AND MAKE JUSTICE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH
OUR FORUM MEMBERS & PARTNERS ASSOCIATED (LAW STUDENTS, WOMEN LAWYERS, LAW PROFESSIONALS, NGOs, LEGAL AID PROVIDERS etc ) through advocacy, collaborating on creating new interventions. While also co-creating new solutions in the form of regulations, policies and a mechanism that increase women's access to justice from the local to the national levels, foster greater participation of women in the justice sector, innovative institutional reforms, an engagement with informal justice, and a focus on establishing women's rights to justice through transitional justice mechanisms and reparations processes.
Networking Opportunities with other women in the legal sector on Discord
Access to Opportunity-Desk (Discord) to share & exchange forum relevant opportunities
Access to Resource Hub
Discount on paid programs/trainings
Host/ Join a peer learning circle
Community Meet-Up hosted on Zoom/Offline to develop and build better relationships with fellow members regularly
Design, lead and execute new projects/interventions with us (PAID ENGAGEMENT)
Offer Paid Internships to students and source interns from our community
Start or Join a mentoring program
Join our Speaker’s bureau of thought leaders and experts.
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