Research report on women’s access to justice through the Nepali judicial system

Authors/editor(s): Supreme Court by the National Judicial Academy (NJA) with support from UN Women

A “Research report on women’s access to justice through the Nepali judicial system” (Nepali version) has been published under the leadership of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Academy (NJA) with support from UN Women.

This study was conducted with an objective to gain a more enhanced understanding of what enables women’s access to justice and what hinders it, and to obtain a better sense of the current level of women’s confidence in Nepal’s judicial system.

The report highlights that the main hindrances to women’s access to justice are financial constraint, fear of re-victimization from the perpetrators, family’s prestige, lengthy and complex court procedures, lack of knowledge about available legal remedies, lack of trust in the justice system, geographical distance from service providers, and language barrier.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Nepal

Subject area(s): Access to justice and legal protection; Human rights

Resource type: Assessments; Best practices; Research papers

Publication year: 2016

Number of pages: 165