Legal systems can be a powerful tool for justice. However, they can also be expensive, slow, and in some cases, corrupt; seeming to exist to defend the entrenched patriarchy and rule of the rich and powerful. In Bangladesh and Canada, legal systems often fall short of securing justice for victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.
In Improving Paths to Justice, we bring together long-term Inter Pares counterpart Nijera Kori and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic to explore the barriers women face in accessing justice within formal and informal systems. They discuss how access to justice for women has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic—and what opportunities exist to improve access in the future.
Inter Pares acknowledges Global Affairs Canada for their financial support for the Building Momentum for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights program.