Associação Moçambicana das Mulheres de Carreira Juridica (AMMCJ). Mozambican Assiation of women in LAW
Eliminating all discrimination, promoting equality in the rights and the opportunities of men and women, defending human rights, promoting women and childrens' rights, working against discrimination in the legal system, promoting knowledge on civic and human rights within the Mozambican society, offering juridical assistance to victims of domestic violence, creating a data base concerning the situation of conflicts and violence in Mozambique, undertaking legal educational courses and cooperating with other likeminded organizations and institutions.
Work with justice system actors in Zambia to enhance the protection of human rights in the civil and criminal justice systems with a particular focus on poor/indigent and vulnerable persons, including women and children.
Conducting special impact litigation on SGBV e.g. pioneering an amendment of Section 38 of the Sexual Offences Act.
Litigation on issues concerning women such as land rights, labor rights, right to safe abortion etc.
Providing pro bono legal services for women.
Training women to represent themselves in court.
Offering psychosocial support to victims that have suffered trauma from sexual violence
Cultivating linkages and partnerships with other stakeholders towards securing social justice for women.
Through the unique Justice System Transformation
model, help is given to victims of violence in order to
secure justice and partner with key authorities to fix
broken justice systems in the various countries.
IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors,
and strengthen justice systems.
Assist victims of domestic violence to secure protection orders- complete applications, explain the submission and service procedures, prepare clients for and accompany clients to their final court hearings; and, support victims pursuing criminal cases of rape and assault.
LAW works to increase access to justice for survivors of sexual violence and to reduce impunity for perpetrators. It supports prosecution forces on how to deal with sexual violence survivors in a survivor centered manner.
Provide advice and information on women and children’s rights so that they can achieve social justice. Especially focuses on property or land claims, domestic abuse, women’s empowerment and children’s rights. Offer Legal advice and support, Mediation and Litigation, Training on human rights and legislation.
The Gender Based Crimes Unit is in charge of prosecuting all offences related to Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases. The duties of the GBCU prosecutors encompass the following;
1). prosecuting all GBV related cases.
2). providing professional guidance to law enforcement agencies
3). rendering legal opinions to the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to GBV cases.
4). Carrying out sensitization programmes, trainings and workshops for law enforcement agencies and the Public
issues related to GBV.
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP)
The ODPP has a sexual and gender based violence division whose functions are:
• handling prosecutions in respect of Sexual and Gender- based Violence (SGBV);
• Managing prosecutions in respect of SGBV, including ensuring that officers adhere to approved policies and guidelines;
• Studying and evaluating case files on SGBV presented for decisions whether to or not to prosecute and making appropriate decisions;
• Drafting documents relating the prosecution and conduct of SGBV cases;
• Instituting criminal charges in appropriate courts in respect of SGBV cases where decisions have been made to prosecute;
• Conducting criminal and related proceedings in relation to SGBV cases instituted before courts of law.
Promoting gender equality, creating a
world free from violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls, conducting applied research that builds the knowledge
base on masculinities and gender equality; developing, evaluating, and scaling-up gender-transformative interventions and programs; and carrying out national and international advocacy to achieve gender equality and social justice.
United States Office
1367 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: +1 202 588 0061
Fax: +1 202 588 0063
Rua do Resende, 80. CEP: 20231-092
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Telephone/Fax: +55 (21) 2544-3114
Rwandan League for Promotion and Defense of Human Rights
Has volunteers, researchers and lawyers who raise awareness about rights and their violations. Try to create a network for seeking assistance and justice. Also create awareness on prisoner’s rights, monitoring of elections, and, when in session, the monitoring of genocide trials at Gacacas.
The equality effect provides educational and networking opportunities to support test case litigation that addresses laws and policies which violate women’s human rights. The goal is to empower women to use the legal system to claim their human rights, and achieve access to justice.
Conduct research on gender issues in Malawi and Southern Africa, particularly on issues related to legal rights. Provide information on gender and the law in order to influence policy and legal reform. Networking and exchanging information between the seven WLSA countries. Conduct relevant training and education. Explore and develop new methodologies and new perspectives for the study of gender and the law.