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Title: Indigenous women's access to justice in Latin America
Authors: Sieder, Rachel
Sierra, Maria Teresa
Keywords: Women's rights
Indigenous population
Justice
Latin America
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2010: 2
Abstract: This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal state justice and indigenous legal systems, including a focus on normative frameworks, legal awareness, access to appropriate justice forums and the achievement of satisfactory remedies. In addition, it highlights promising examples of how different actors within civil society and governments are taking steps to improve indigenous women’s access to justice in different contexts. Recognizing that each of these are likely to be very context specific, it draws out the key lessons and challenges from these approaches, making recommendations on how this work can best be supported.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/463
ISBN: 978-82-8062-287-7
ISSN: 1890-5048
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