Violence against women has long been recognized as a global epidemic, and the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly escalated threats to women’s safety, security and access to justice.
The assistance of the Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries (ISP/LDCs) has led to a successful outcome in the investor-state arbitration involving The Gambia and a foreign investor concerning two offshore petroleum licenses.
Tunisia adopted its first national procedure manual for women’s shelters, as a result of IDLO’s program to enhance women’s protection against gender-based violence. This work was made possible by funding from the Government of Italy.
Policy guidance published today by IDLO underlines the importance of commitment to the rule of law, participatory policymaking and investment in justice systems for an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As countries around the world struggle to manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the economic fallout of the pandemic is becoming increasingly severe. Emerging economies are particularly strained by the consequences of the pandemic, given their often limited fiscal and institutional capacities.
In commemoration of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July, IDLO stands in solidarity with the international community and front-line actors working to combat trafficking in persons.
IDLO has successfully completed a key component of its cooperation with The Gambia under the Investment Support Programme for Least Developed Countries (ISP/LDCs).
A new report documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts forth recommendations to accelerate action and push back against threats to progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of society, but vulnerable groups who were already marginalized will likely bear the greatest burden.