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Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice
24 Sep 2012 -  The high-level lunch event, co-hosted by the governments of Finland and South Africa, and UN Women, will feature UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, and other leaders.
The discussion, which will highlight progress towards women’s rights and the gaps that remain, will be moderated by the Director-General of International Development Law Organization, Irene Khan.

Participants will be invited to make concrete commitments to action and highlight initiatives to address challenges in women’s access to justice, for example in the areas of legal reform, women’s rights and access to justice within traditional and informal justice systems, and in conflict and post-conflict contexts.