Justice for Women: Implications for Dutch Policies at Home and Abroad
The Justice for Women Report, released in March 2019 by the High-level Group on Justice for Women, identifies the main barriers to women’s rights and gender equality both globally and in the Netherlands. Including intimate partner violence, discrimination at work, gaps in legal identity and exclusion from decision making, to name a few.
IDLO invites you to discuss the applicability of this report´s recommendations on policies in the Netherlands and abroad, together with policy makers and civil society representatives working in and on the Justice and Security sector. Rea Abada Chiongson, IDLO’s Senior Legal Advisor on Gender will present the recommendations and strategies outlined in the report.
A specific focus of the discussion will be the domestic application of the international Women, Peace and Security agenda. Can this report be used as a stepping stone for a domestic pillar of the Dutch National Action Plan (NAP) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which will be developed in 2020?the past decades, there has been an increasing number of calls to ensure the centrality of gender concerns in the design, implementation and evaluation of all international development policies, programs and other interventions. Nevertheless, integrating gender in rule of law and justice work continues to be extremely challenging - particularly in situations where programming occurs in fragile and conflict situations.