|Create Date||September 3, 2016|
|Last Updated||September 4, 2016|
Access to justice is an essential component of protecting and enforcing human rights. Vulnerable groups in particular are more susceptible to human rights abuses where they do not have adequate access to justice mechanisms. As such, Global Rights commenced a paralegal program in Northern Nigeria to bridge the gap and afford indigent women access to legal aid. The unique aspect of this initiative is that it caters to both the formal and informal justice systems as well as the Sharia legal system, where women have been largely underserved. Global Rights believes that this intervention will not only promote the rule of law, but it will also reduce poverty and build long-term peace and stability.
|Paralegal toolkit for Northern Nigeria English Website|