The rule of law is emerging as one of the most pressing issues of this century. It is a cornerstone of peace, security, justice and development.
Effective participation of women in all aspects of justice delivery is an integral part of their participation in public and political life, and a valuable component of governance. It is a human right and a matter of fairness.
The national commission overseeing gender and equality matters in Kenya has published model legislation on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), designed to help county governments effectively protect women and girls from violence.
Sustaining peace in post-conflict countries and ensuring gender equality for women and girls were top of the agenda on day two of IDLO’s 2017 Partnership Forum, held in conjunction with IDLO’s Assembly of Parties at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome on November 28 and 29
On World AIDS Day, IDLO launched a new report: Equal Rights, Equal Treatment, Ending AIDS: Strengthening and expanding HIV-related legal services and rights.
Rome, November 28, 2017 – The Republic of Mali has joined the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the only intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law.
Mali’s accession took place during IDLO’s annual meeting of the Assembly of Parties, hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Rome on November 28, 2017.
“Today is a big day for us and our country,” said H.E. Bruno Maiga of Mali. “My thanks and all my gratitude go to IDLO for all they have done in Mali.”
Like other countries on the African continent, the Ugandan justice sector faces many challenges. Citizens demonstrate a widespread distrust towards formal justice institutions, which are perceived as corrupt, removed from the communities, expensive and slow to resolve disputes. This lack of confidence in the formal system leads people to resort to other means to seek recourse, and may also increase the likelihood of violence and further corruption.