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The Elders call on leaders to invest in quality data and analysis on women’s justice problems and experiences

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When women are ‘not counted’ in the data, it is easy to discount or disregard their needs. Data matters. Disaggregated data which shows the reality for women and the different realities for women and girls in all their diversity matters even more. 

  • The Elders call on governments to ensure that relevant data is collected in line with international standards.  This data must be used to inform decision-making that benefits and improves the design and implementation of women’s justice services and that meaningfully monitors progress.  
  • The Elders urge decision-makers to prioritise gender-disaggregated data to help understanding of where access to justice for women can be improved. The collecting of data must be carried out in a way that is survivor centred.

Learn more about The Elders' calls for leaders to:

  1. Increase the number of women in leadership positions in the justice sector
  2. Increase funding for legal empowerment and justice services that meet the needs of women
  3. Address justice for survivors of gender-based violence with renewed vigour
  4. Invest in quality data and analysis on women’s justice problems and experiences
  5. Invest in gender-just climate solutions

Find out more about The Elders’ work on Access to Justice

Time for action on gender equality and access to justice

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