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IDLO is pleased to share the JD Special Edition on ending violence against women.
Special Edition on ending violence against women - November 28

From fragile states to flourishing middle-income countries, civil society and institutions find themselves at a critical juncture when it comes to gender equality. While grassroots movements are gaining momentum in demanding accountability for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), access to justice remains a major challenge for women and girls worldwide.

SGBV is pervasive – it is estimated that one in three women are affected by violence, often with little remedy or protection for survivors, further perpetuating gender injustice. Marking the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, IDLO is advocating for better #JusticeforWomen.

In the news this week
16 days: UN Women is commemorating this year’s campaign with the theme: "Orange the World: #HearMeToo" to raise awareness about violence against women. UN Women
Women’s rights violations: A roundup of the many forms of gender-based violence exposes the myriad ways women’s rights are violated. CanWaCH
Fighting VAW with data: Following a national survey that illustrated shocking results, Tanzania is translating the data into stronger policy to eliminate violence against women. Devex
Home is deadliest place for women: A study finds that out of the many gender-related deaths that occur worldwide, 58 percent of them were the result of domestic abuse. Washington Post
An expert look
Special Rapporteurs: High-level UN officials issue a joint statement on the global status of gender-based violence, calling it an epidemic that requires global cooperation. OHCHR
Violence against women and inequality: A blog examines violence against women through the broader lens of inequality and urges for a longer-term fight against discrimination. UNDP
#HearMeToo stories from DRC: An inside look at grassroots efforts illustrates the potential positive ripple effect that survivors can have on their communities. UN Women
IDLO Highlights
IDLO Partnership Forum 2018 - Session on Justice for Women
A session at IDLO’s annual Partnership Forum focused on gender justice issues ranging from domestic violence to women’s professional participation in the justice sector. See highlights
Eliminating SGBV in Myanmar | #JusticeforWomen
An event in Myanmar kicked off the global 16 days of activism campaign with an event raising awareness about sexual and gender-based violence. See highlights
New report: Women delivering justice
IDLO’s new report amplifies the importance of women’s leadership in the justice sector and reaffirms their professional participation in decision making bodies as a human right. Find out more
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