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<h2><a href="https://theelders.org/programmes/access-justice"><strong>Access to justice</strong></a> is crucial in the fight to end violence against women.</h2>

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<p>The Elders are marking <a href="https://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/tak… Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence</strong></a> by calling for leadership and investment to enable women to fulfil&nbsp;their unmet justice needs, including services for survivors of gender-based violence.</p>

<p>Over the coming weeks, we will be highlighting why violence against women is a profound global injustice. This will include:</p>

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<li><a href="https://theelders.org/news/times-violence-against-women-and-girls"><str… Machel</strong></a>&nbsp;on now being the moment to fight back against the scourge of gender-based violence</li>
<li><a href="https://theelders.org/news/making-business-case-access-justice"><strong… Jilani</strong></a> on the business case for access to justice, noting that&nbsp;violence against women is estimated to cost between 1 and 4% of GDP</li>
<li><a href="https://theelders.org/news/femicide-crime-against-all-humanity"><strong… Lagos</strong></a>&nbsp;on tackling toxic, “machismo” mentalities that normalise&nbsp;violence against women and girls in Latin America and the need to stand&nbsp;together with women’s movements like&nbsp;#NiUnaMenos who tirelessly push for women’s empowerment and equality.&nbsp;</li>
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<p>We will also stand in solidarity with Spark of Hope&nbsp;organisations who are delivering access to justice for women including:</p>

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<li><a href="https://www.walk-together.org/sparks-of-hope/2018/02/12/taking-indias-d… Choices Foundation</strong></a>, India</li>
<li><a href="https://www.walk-together.org/sparks-of-hope/2018/02/08/women-bringing-…’s Law Center</strong></a>, Moldova</li>
<li><strong><a href="https://www.walk-together.org/sparks-of-hope/2017/10/13/Rien-Sans-les-F… Sans les Femmes</a></strong>, DRC</li>
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<p>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/TheElders"><strong>@TheElders</strong></a&gt; on Twitter over the next 16 days and share our posts.</p>

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