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 women, children and other excluded and marginalized groups.
The issue brief Enabling Access to Justice for Survivors of Gender-based Violence Against Women in Somaliland describes the key barriers preventing access to justice for survivors of GBVAW in Somaliland and outlines opportunities for addressing some of these barriers through the IDLO-supported ADR Centres. In doing so, it aims to showcase how working with diverse justice structures can contribute to promoting equal access to justice for all, including GBVAW survivors, by ensuring compliance with international human rights standards, and strengthening linkages with formal justice actors and relevant support services.
This issue brief is part of a series on ADR Centres that also includes Strengthening Climate Justice in Somaliland: The Role of ADR Centres.
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