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EWMI Organizes Cambodian LGBT Law Conference for Equal Rights

 

More than sixty lawyers, law students, LGBT activists, human rights defenders, and Ministry of Justice officials assembled in Phnom Penh for the first Cambodian LGBT Law Conference.  Conference participants met to discuss ways to ensure the LGBT community has equal rights and protections under Cambodian law.  The purpose of the conference was to identify legal issues facing the LGBT community...

 

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PRAJ2 PROGRAM

 

 

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EWMI and Partners Asia Support Legal Aid Initiatives in Myanmar

 

In Myanmar, the process of rule of law development involves skill-building by legal professionals, heightened awareness by citizens of rights and responsibilities, and the delivery of legal services to those in need of representation and advice.  EWMI, with its colleagues from Partners Asia, provide assistance toward these ends through its Donor-Advised Fund, benefiting individual lawyers, rural paralegals...

 

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Making an Impact in Azerbaijan

 

EWMI’s Socio-Economic Development Activity in Azerbaijan (SEDA) project has led several high impact initiatives these past few months with very promising outcomes.  SEDA brought better roads to a small town in Khachmaz, raised awareness and improved services for the elderly and disabled, and finally helped support advocacy groups in applying pressure to reform the local seed registry in Azerbaijan....

 

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SEDA PROGRAM

 

 

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Backlog Reduction Initiative in Serbia Shows Promising Results

 

According to  the most recent statistics available (from late 2012), six courts in Serbia – working with EWMI’s Separation of Powers Program (SPP) funded by USAID -- have reduced their case backlogs by 49%, from 23,000 to 12,000 old cases.  The task ahead is to extend this success to other jurisdictions around the country....

 

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Tipping the Scales of Gender Equality in Georgian Courts

 

In July 2012, the gender distribution in the Georgian Judicial Administration was 63% male.  Several high positions within the court lacked female representation and were entirely made up of male jurists.To address this issue of gender disparity in the courts, in April 2013, the Deputy Chief of Mission Bridget Brink, Supreme Court Chairman Konstantine Kublashvili, and the Minister of Justice Tea Tsulukiani...

 

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JILEP  PROGRAM