International Development Law Organization

Women Deliver 2023 Conference

The Women Deliver 2023 Conference (WD2023) is one of the largest multi-sectoral convenings to advance gender equality and is heavily influential in defining global policy directions on gender, including building strong feminist collective action and partnerships around identified policy areas. WD2023 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 17-20 July 2023. It is expected to convene 6,000 people in Kigali and 200,000+ people online.

The theme of WD2023 is Spaces, Solidarity, and Solutions. It seeks to center intersectional feminist principles, to address compounding issues impacting girls and women — from climate change to gender-based violence, to unpaid care work — and collectively identify and action evidence-based solutions.

The Conference has five objectives:

  • Catalyzing collective action to advance gender equality
  • Holding leaders accountable
  • Empowering the feminist movement
  • Reframing who leads
  • Creating space

WD2023 will prioritize the themes of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) Action Coalitions and create spaces for specific Action Coalitions to build on efforts started at GEF.

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IDLO Exhibition Booth

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 - Thursday, 20 July 2023
Booth S59 at Square Tent
Kigali Convention Center

Survivor-Centered Justice for Gender-Based Violence in Complex Situations

Tuesday, 18 July 2023 | 7:00 – 8:30 AM CAT
Room AD12.1, Kigali Convention Center

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Advancing Feminist Climate Justice through the Rule of Law

Thursday, 20 July 2023 | 9:30 – 11:00 AM CAT
Room MH1.2, Kigali Convention Center

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Enabling Access to Justice for Survivors of Gender-based Violence Against Women in Somaliland

Despite considerable progress made in the last decade on access to justice, many justice gaps continue to affect the population of Somaliland, especially women. Women justice seekers, in particular survivors of gender-based violence against women (GBVAW), are often left with no meaningful options for redress. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centres in Somaliland offer free, accessible, and fair justice services for basic criminal and civil law disputes while safeguarding the rights of...

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Survivor-Centred Justice for Gender-Based Violence in Complex Situations

The report Survivor-Centred Justice for Gender-Based Violence in Complex Situations is the result of new research conducted by IDLO, in partnership with the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, in six countries across the globe with the aim to identify approaches that centre survivors in all efforts to address gender-based violence (GBV) in complex situations. The report is informed by country case studies in Afghanistan, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, the...

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Strengthening Gender Equality in Law: Mapping and Analysis of Sierra Leone’s Legal Landscape

Laws that discriminate against women and girls drive the systemic denial of their human rights and block their advancement and empowerment. They prevent women and girls from accessing resources, opportunities and rights. When women and girls can live free from discrimination, with laws that protect their human rights, they realize their full potential and society benefits as a whole. In support of the ‘Equality in Law for Women and Girls By 2030: A Multi-Stakeholder Strategy for Accelerated...

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Climate Justice for Women and Girls: A Rule of Law Approach to Feminist Climate Action

Women and girls have the right to effectively participate in and lead efforts to achieve climate justice. An explicitly feminist approach to climate change, based on the rule of law, is needed to ensure women’s inclusion in decision-making processes related to climate governance, equal access to justice, resolution of conflict over natural resources, and the enactment of inclusive and effective climate laws and policies. IDLO’s Policy Brief Climate Justice for Women and Girls: A Rule of Law...

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