Access to Justice for GBV Victims: Achievements, Barriers and Recommendations
This publication describes the UN Women Rwanda Office's effort in dealing with Gender-Based Violence (GBV) victims using different approaches in both GBV prevention and response. It also provides success stories from different beneficiaries in relation to legal assistance which showed that in most cases it requires strong courage from the victims to bring the perpetrators to justice especially in the context of negative cultural beliefs, women's economic dependence, fear of discrimination and stigmatization among other challenges. The document also highlights the role of mobile legal clinic in increasing the proximity of legal services to the community including awareness-raising and legal literacy.
Subject areas: Access to justice and legal protection Domestic violence/interpersonal violence Legal assistance Men and boys (masculinity) Prevention Primary prevention
Resource type(s): Briefs Impact stories Laws/legislation Testimonies
UN Women office publishing: East and Southern Africa Regional Office
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Publishing entity/ies: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)