Gender justice is a major priority for the Legal Empowerment Network. As such, we are eager to intensify our work in this area. As a first step, earlier this year, we asked members of our Network to tell us more about their work of gender justice and women’s rights, and to share how they would like to engage further on this topic.
Now, we are sharing what we learned. Please find the full survey results here: Gender Justice Network Survey Results.pdf (830.8 KB)
Below are a few highlights:
We received 206 responses to the survey from across 54 countries. Of these, 76% of respondents said they worked at the community-level, for example, by providing direct support to women, while 70% engaged in policy, advocacy and collective action, and 51% in research and learning.
Many members also focus on the legal empowerment of communities that have been historically marginalized or experienced multiple layers of oppression. For example, 69% focus on adolescent girls and youth; 48% on Indigenous women; 31% on racial and ethnic minority women; and 29% on migrant and refugee women, among other populations.
Top issue areas of experience and interest
The largest percentage of respondents work on issues related to gender-based violence and family law (73%); gender, environmental/climate justice and land rights (56%), and women’s health and reproductive rights (50%).
Similarly, the most respondents (73%) were keen to work on the sub-issue of gender-based violence together. Following this, members were interested in engaging on women and girls’ leadership in legal empowerment, and women’s access to justice.
Activities of Interest
Finally, respondents were most keen to engage in:
- Networking and connecting with others who work on gender justice (80%)
- Learning from one another, and sharing challenges and strategies (79%)
- Building a joint advocacy agenda to push for systemic change (72%)
What should we do next as a network? Please share your ideas!
We are excited to continue to build upon these areas of interest and create opportunities for you to connect with other Network members; learn about others’ work in the area of gender justice and women’s rights; share common challenges and good practices; and build towards collective action and advocacy together.
To help shape our agenda further, we would love to hear from you! Please share with us:
Tell us a little bit about your work in the area of gender justice. What do you do, and what models do you utilize?
What are the key questions and challenges that you are grappling with in your work towards gender justice and women’s rights?
What are specific skills or areas of knowledge you are looking to build in your work?
We hope to use your insights and responses to the above questions to continue to shape our gender justice agenda. Thank you, and we look forward to keeping you all updated with next steps and opportunities.
@WomensRights, @deniseddora @Caryn @Farzanakhan @jasminkafriscik @krithikadinesh @Abi @KateFlatley @BeverlyLongid @LinetteduToit @Chi @JessicaHolles @johnmasuwa @macarenamartinic @PrabhakarBagchand @Adamskamara @Bina @DalistaniNgulube @LuisaMariaColonia @Rachele @ScholasticaJullu @yvette @AdnaOGP – do chime in and let us know what you think!