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2 June, 2016

In 1996, Lesley Ann Foster set up a women’s support centre in South Africa, where incidents of violence against women and girls remain one of the highest in the world, despite human rights laws passed by the government.

1 June, 2016

The Africa conference on rule of law and development opened in Dar es Salaam yesterday with over 140 delegates attending, including two former Presidents of Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa and Jayak Kikwete. 

Professor Yunus
1 June, 2016

Taken from a speech given by Professor Muhammad Yunus to mark his appointment to the International Advisory Council of IDLO in May 2016.

Gul Ghutai Afzalyar
1 June, 2016

The Upper House of the Afghan National Assembly has recognized the work of IDLO legal trainer and adviser Gul Ghutai Afzalyar with an award for her efforts to reform and clarify the Legislation for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (LEVAW) in Afghanistan.

31 May, 2016

This week, ministers, judges, senior African policymakers and legal practitioners will meet in Dar es Salaam to consider how to strengthen the rule of law as a driver of development.

28 May, 2016

Nobel Laureate and pioneer of microcredit, Professor Muhammad Yunus has been appointed to IDLO’s International Advisory Council. Following an event to mark his joining this select body of eminent thought leaders who provide high-level counsel to the organization, Professor Yunus spoke to IDLO.

27 May, 2016

The Italian government and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) marked the launch of a new initiative of investment advisory support to the least developed countries (LDCs) with an event organized on the sidelines of the Midterm Review conference for the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, which

Irene Khan at the World Humanitarian Summit 2016
24 May, 2016

More than 9,000 participants, including more than 50 Heads of State, joined the first World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), called by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to demonstrate solidarity in the face of the ‘highest level of human suffering since the Second World War.’

Hossam Helal, IDLO Head of Training for JTTP
12 May, 2016

Hossam Helal is an Egyptian judge, who has worked with IDLO in Afghanistan since 2005 in many roles, including Acting Chief of Party and Head of Training for JTTP.

26 April, 2016

After the brutal rape of a young woman in New Delhi in 2012, the issue of violence against women in India was thrust into the spotlight. The intensity of the national outcry in the aftermath led to the establishment of the Verna Committee, a governmental branch dedicated to addressing the issue of violence against women.

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