The United Nations recently released a new report entitled Progress of the World’s Women 2011-2012: In Pursuit of Justice.
The report is a comprehensive survey of women’s access to justice across the globe. It highlights the barriers that women, especially the poorest, face in negotiating justice systems and explores the ways in which women are reconciling guarantees of their rights with the realities of living with plural legal systems.
The report includes statistics, case studies of individual countries, summaries of groundbreaking legal cases that have changed women’s lives, and numerous tables on topics such as women’s political rights, violence against women, and agreements and conventions on women’s rights. It also includes recommendations for making justice systems work for women.
Click here for the full report.