Women’s Access to Justice
The reality remains that meaningful justice is still out of reach for an estimated 5.1 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population. Women and marginalized groups are particularly disadvantaged in the justice system as they often face unique social and institutional barriers to accessing justice, such as biases in justice institutions, social stigma, psychological trauma of bringing claims, and lack of gender-sensitive procedures.
UN Women works towards a people-centered and gender-responsive justice approach to create an enabling environment where women can seek remedies without fear of negative consequences and realize their rights through meaningful access to justice.
Enhancing Women’s Access to Justice in Asia and the Pacific: Bridging the gap between formal and informal systems through women’s empowerment
UN Women, in partnership with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is implementing a five-year programme generously funded by the Government of Sweden. Learn more about the programme