UN Women and partners have launched new research into the enormous barriers women and children suffering violence in Vanuatu face in accessing all aspects of the country’s formal justice system.

UN Women Multi Country Representative Aleta Miller opened the launch and was joined by Vanuatu Women's Centre's Director Merilyn Tahi, Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek, Minister of Justice and Community Services, Ronald Warsal, Australian High Commissioner Jeremy Bruer and Research Team Leader Cate Sumner, in speaking at the launch.

The Women and Children’s Access to the Formal Justice System report was commissioned by UN Women and carried out by human rights legal specialists: Cate Sumner, Leisha Lister and Indira Rosenthal. The report examines whether police, court, and legal services support women and children experiencing crimes in the community, identifies barriers, and makes widespread recommendations for improvement.

View the report: http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2016/07/women-and-childrens-access-to-the-formal-justice-system-in-vanuatu

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