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Amina*, a mother of two from Mogadishu, found herself in a difficult position: her husband left five years ago to live abroad and never returned. Already living in poor conditions, she struggled to feed herself and her family. Amina sought respite...
(ROME – March 18, 2020) In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, IDLO has implemented a range of measures to safeguard the security and well-being of its staff while continuing to carry out its mission to promote access to justice and the...
The private sector is of central importance for The Gambia, a Least Developed Country where the availability of private capital from foreign and domestic investors is critical to promote sustainable economic growth, increase employment and ensure...
There is an urgent need to achieve meaningful equality and gender parity in leadership positions within Kenya’s justice sector, according to a new report.  IDLO, in partnership with the National Gender and Equality Commission and the...
Women’s Professional Participation in Kenya’s Justice Sector: Barriers and Pathways examines the different segments that make up the justice chain – the police, academia, law societies, lawyers, judges and magistrates – and the barriers that block women’s equitable and meaningful participation in them.  The report cites the lived experiences of many women legal professionals who have tried to break into higher circles of leadership. Respondents confirm that a number of barriers...
International Women's Day 2020 STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION By Jan Beagle, Director-General, IDLO Today, around the world, we celebrate the achievements of women and girls and the commitments made for gender...
This blog post is co-authored by Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero, Director, Policy, Research and Learning, International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Françoise Trine, Senior Food Security Officer, Secretariat of the Committee on World Food...
African high-level jurists, experts and legal scholars are meeting in Nairobi for the East Africa Regional Forum on Alternative Dispute Resolution & Customary and Informal Justice, organized by IDLO, the International Commission...
43rd Session of the Human Rights Council: High-level Segment STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION Room XX, Palais des Nations, Geneva Delivered by Jan Beagle, Director-General, IDLO It is an honour for me...
43rd Session of the Human Rights Council: High-level Panel Discussion Commemorating the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL...
In 2020, the global community will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). A five-year milestone will be reached towards achieving the...
Event Date:
16 March, 2020
SIDE EVENT Women Delivering Justice: What's Next for SDG 16.7 and Women Justice Professionals As the world commemorates twenty-five years of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA), women continue to struggle for equal...
Event Date:
10 March, 2020
SIDE EVENT Women and Customary and Informal Justice Systems: Engagement and Action Around the world, people claim rights and resolve disputes and grievances through a range of justice mechanisms. In many settings, however, it is estimated...

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