The Cost of Justice: Exploratory assessment on women’s access to justice in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620488
Title:
The Cost of Justice: Exploratory assessment on women’s access to justice in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Yemen
Author(s):
Barakat, Sarah
Publication date:
4-Jun-2018
Publisher(s):
Oxfam
Document type:
Research report
Description:

Women in the Middle East and North Africa region face challenges in their attempts to seek and get justice. Despite some promising legal awareness initiatives, mostly led by civil society, women’s knowledge of their rights and family law is limited. They lack social capital and the financial means to claim their rights, and the systems in place to provide financial support are insufficient and often ineffective. Women’s pursuit of justice is further limited by entrenched patriarchal values at community and court levels. Though some laws in the countries covered by this research have been positively amended recently, women still face discrimination in the judicial system based on their sex, their religion, and their financial status.

This report was commissioned by Oxfam and civil society organizations in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Yemen to explore the impact of the cost of legal services on women’s access to justice in personal status and family law proceedings in the four countries.

Pages:
57
DOI:
10.21201/2018.2593
ISBN:
978-1-78748-259-3
Document link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10546/620488
Additional Links:
http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-cost-of-justice-exploratory-assessment-on-womens-access-to-justice-in-leban-620488
Subject:
Gender; Governance and citizenship
Keywords:
Gender inequality; Gender justice; Middle East and North Africa; Women's rights; Family law
Country:
Egypt; Jordan; Lebanon; Yemen
Status:
For public use – can be shared outside Oxfam

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.titleThe Cost of Justice: Exploratory assessment on women’s access to justice in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Yemenen
dc.contributor.authorBarakat, Sarahen
dc.date.issued2018-06-04-
dc.publisherOxfamen
dc.typeResearch reporten
dc.description<p>Women in the Middle East and North Africa region face challenges in their attempts to seek and get justice. Despite some promising legal awareness initiatives, mostly led by civil society, women’s knowledge of their rights and family law is limited. They lack social capital and the financial means to claim their rights, and the systems in place to provide financial support are insufficient and often ineffective. Women’s pursuit of justice is further limited by entrenched patriarchal values at community and court levels. Though some laws in the countries covered by this research have been positively amended recently, women still face discrimination in the judicial system based on their sex, their religion, and their financial status.</p> <p>This report was commissioned by Oxfam and civil society organizations in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Yemen to explore the impact of the cost of legal services on women’s access to justice in personal status and family law proceedings in the four countries.</p>en
dc.format.extent57en
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2018.2593-
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-259-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/620488-
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/the-cost-of-justice-exploratory-assessment-on-womens-access-to-justice-in-leban-620488-
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenshipen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender inequalityen
oxfam.subject.keywordGender justiceen
oxfam.subject.keywordMiddle East and North Africaen
oxfam.subject.keywordWomen's rightsen
oxfam.subject.keywordFamily lawen
oxfam.subject.countryEgypten
oxfam.subject.countryJordanen
oxfam.subject.countryLebanonen
oxfam.subject.countryYemenen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
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