Our calls to action
The Elders urge leaders to prioritise access to justice and gender equality and call for:
"We should seize this opportunity to addresses the injustices laid bare by the pandemic."
"You are needed now more than ever."
ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF
How do we accelerate the unfinished business of the landmark Beijing Declaration on women’s rights?
Watch Mary Robinson and Amani Aruri, a member of the Global Youth Task Force on Beijing+25, in conversation:
In a special guest blog for The Elders, UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake reflects on access to justice for women and girls. As the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities and emerging data shows a significant increase in gender-based violence around the world, Jayathma considers the issues of access to justice for women and girls amid the pandemic – and how we can counter it.
High Level Advocacy Workshop
Finding Humanity podcast
The Finding Humanity podcast is a joint podcast production of the Humanity Lab Foundation and Hueman Group Media. The Elders have partnered with the Finding Humanity podcast for special edition episodes exploring some of the biggest challenges humanity is facing today.
Access to Justice for Women policy paper
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated gaps in justice systems globally, compounded by a worrying disregard in some quarters for the rule of law, particularly at the state level. This crisis has had a particular impact on the lives and rights of women. In January 2022, The Elders released a policy paper on the imperative to close the justice gap for women and strengthen the rule of law.
"This is a seminal moment to push forward action on women's rights."