Join a dialogue with renowned experts and practitioners and share your thoughts and ideas on how to deliver justice for women and girls.
Issues of significance in the lives of women and girls such as family disputes, access to land and gender-based violence are often resolved by chiefs, elders, religious leaders or similar customary and informal actors because formal justice systems are not always accessible, affordable or familiar to communities. On top of that, state judicial systems can be seen as complicated, with slow, inflexible and often confrontational processes. However, these customary and informal systems often fail to uphold women’s rights.
So how can we realize justice for women and girls who use these systems? And how can customary and informal justice contribute to women finding justice? What are the pros and cons of these systems? What are some of the examples of promising recent developments and opportunities for the future?
The event is co-organized by IDLO and the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law
15:30 – 17:00 CET | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | IDLO Conference Room, Hofweg 9E, The Hague
Consultation on customary and informal justice:
The speakers will also participate in an expert meeting convened by IDLO as part of its global consultations on customary and informal justice. Find out more about the online knowledge exchange and share your insights here.