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IDLO, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), launched a new program in Bulgaria that aims to improve the investment climate in the country through judicial training. The program employs a tailor-made...
After breakfast every day Shabnum* sews chappan, a traditional coat worn by men and women in Afghanistan. In the afternoon, she embellishes the chappans with intricate needlework patterns to sell to interested buyers in Kabul. Tailoring and...
On November 25, 2018, community-based organizations, non-governmental actors and representatives from the legal community convened in Mandalay, Myanmar for a special community theater performance raising awareness about violence against women....
“There are silver threads which the international community has woven into a tapestry known as the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” remarked IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan at the opening of IDLO’s 2018 Partnership Forum. “At the...
On November 25, 2018 IDLO partnered with Life Drama to host an event commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Myanmar. This event also commenced the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence...
ROME, November 20, 2018 – “The quality of justice for women improves when women are not only consumers of justice, but also providers of justice,” remarked IDLO’s Director-General Irene Khan, launching a new report during IDLO’s annual Partnership...
This report looks at the importance of women's professional participation in decision making bodies as a human right and crucial component of good governance, particularly in the justice sector. Despite gaps in data and research, as their numbers and influence solidify, women are emerging as important justice leaders. A growing body of empirical research suggests that women judges contribute to improved access to justice for women, by supporting women's specific justice needs across a range of...
The 2017 Annual Report is the first to cover IDLO's 2017 - 2020 Strategic Plan, known as 'Strategy 2020'. The Report also provides a broad and comprehensive summary of our activities and operating information. For additional financial information, and to download our Financial Statements, please visit our Funding and Performance page under ABOUT US in the above menu.
Event Date:
16 November, 2018
The forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Parties and Partnership Forum 2018 will take place on November 20 and 21, 2018. The Assembly of Parties is IDLO's highest decision-making body. It is composed...
Event Date:
29 October, 2018
Justice for women: Making the case for action, investment and change As part of the Law, Justice and Development Week 2018 – “Rights, Protection and Development”, this event within the conference will highlight how justice for women is...
CFS 45 - Committee on World Food Security: Global thematic event on right to food STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION Rome Delivered by Ilaria Bottigliero, Director of Research and Learning, IDLO Excellencies,...
Event Date:
17 October, 2018
Enabling justice for women - Strategic and practical lessons on gender integration in rule of law and justice programming In many parts of the world, justice for women remains an illusion. There exists an enormous gap between the needs of women...
An overview of IDLO's work in 2018, the year of its 30th anniversary as an intergovernmental organization, reflecting on how IDLO’s programs, advocacy and thought leadership support the Sustainable Development Goals to advance equality, inclusion, human rights, justice, peace and prosperity.
The Sixth Committee of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly - Agenda Item 86: The rule of law at the national and international levels STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION New York Delivered by...

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