Access to justice is crucial in the fight to end violence against women.
The Elders are marking 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence by calling for leadership and investment to enable women to fulfil their unmet justice needs, including services for survivors of gender-based violence.
Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting why violence against women is a profound global injustice. This will include:
- Graça Machel on now being the moment to fight back against the scourge of gender-based violence
- Hina Jilani on the business case for access to justice, noting that violence against women is estimated to cost between 1 and 4% of GDP
- Ricardo Lagos on tackling toxic, “machismo” mentalities that normalise violence against women and girls in Latin America and the need to stand together with women’s movements like #NiUnaMenos who tirelessly push for women’s empowerment and equality.
We will also stand in solidarity with Spark of Hope organisations who are delivering access to justice for women including:
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