The 2011-2012 UN Women Report “Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice” analyzes women’s access to justice, from legal frameworks to justice for women during and after conflict.

Women often face barriers in accessing justice. Their multiple productive and reproductive roles mean that they often do not have enough time to spare to pursue their cases and so simply give up. Women may not have the resources needed to pursue justice or lack awareness of the legal options available to them. Sometimes, they face social disapproval for pursuing justice particularly in cases of domestic or sexual violence.

AWID spoke with Prof. Charlotte Bunch of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership about the report.

By Kathambi Kinoti

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