Women's Link Worldwide
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GENDER JUSTICE UNCOVERED AWARDS - VIDEO
Thanks to the efforts made by feminist groups and other
activists from around the world, women’s rights have been recognized as human
rights. However, these rights and judicial principles enshrined in national,
regional and international instruments have yet to completely penetrate our
In order to close the gap between rights on paper and reality, at Women’s Link, we are convinced that it is necessary to work with judges, prosecutors and others, who work with the judicial branch, to ensure that in practice these rights are respected, protected and guaranteed.
We believe that in considering the judicial system as a place where we can seek social change, the courts become avenues for the implementation of social justice. Thus, encourage civil society to engage in a constant dialogue with the judiciary in order to establish how fundamental rights should be interpreted and to influence the manner in which legislative and executive functions are defined. Through this dialogue, societies and the judicial power come to fully understand the impact that the law has on the every day life of people depending on factors such as gender, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, level of education, socio-economic status, gender identity, political affiliation, and religious beliefs.