Situation Analysis of Access to Justice for Victims and Survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls in East and Southern Africa

Submitted by on Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:13

This policy paper indicates that access to justice is crucial in attaining sustainable economic development across the Sub-Saharan Africa. This research was undertaken across the following countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.


This paper focused on access to justice especially for women and girls, including the forms of discrimination faced by the same category. The policy paper identified and recommended priority areas for programming to promote access to justice for women, including increasing the number of women in the judiciary in both customary and formal systems. The study targeted vital institutions dealing with and addressing the issues of access to justice regionally or nationally.


Further, the study also targeted the staff of judicial offices, such as judges, magistrates, lawyers and prosecutors, and police officers. Regarding access to justice at the Local Government level, the study focused on administration officers, including chiefs and local elders. 

Read more: