Report on ‘Women’s Access to Justice’

In 2011, Rights of Women published ‘Women’s Access to Justice: a research report’.

This report sets out the views of just under one thousand respondents to Rights of Women’s surveys on legal aid, making the case for legal aid in strong terms.

As Emma Scott, Rights of Women Director states, the result is a research report which ‘makes a case for reform, but not the reform that the Ministry of Justice proposes. Rather than a cost-cutting exercise that threatens the very existence of our publicly funded system of justice, what is needed is increased access to legal advice and representation, and with it, increased access to justice. Put simply, without this women will continue to be unsafe, discriminated against and unequal in our society.’

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