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Strategies for success - Access to Justice for Women


In early 2009, ActionAid and Women for Women International Nigeria embarked on a two-year, multi-country initiative entitled “Access to Justice for Women”. Funded by the UK’s Department for International Development/UK aid and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the project focused on ensuring and increasing women’s access to justice in conflict and post-conflict environments and was implemented in seven African states: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somaliland and Uganda.

This publication is intended as a reference tool for other organisations working on issues of access to justice for women, specifically those that are designing and implementing access to justice for women projects. It outlines some of the key strategies and tactics employed in the seven project countries to increase women’s access to justice, and analyses their respective successes and shortcomings.