IMPOWR is a new collaborative online database of information on gender-equality law reform efforts around the world. Description
The International Models Project for Women’s Rights (IMPOWR) is an
innovative initiative to establish a global collaborative research
database on women's rights under law. It promises to play a unique role
in supporting the worldwide implementation of the principles underlying
the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against
IMPOWR aims to:
--Provide original, editable,
searchable and comparable content summarizing current gender equality
law as well as the legal reform and enforcement efforts taking place in
over 185 countries on 40 specific topics.
--Serve as a hub of
links to numerous other databases, providing a uniquely comprehensive
and navigable research tool for primary and secondary source materials
on laws, legal resources, law reform projects, reports and assessments
of gender equality under the law around the world.
expert analyses of gender equality legal issues and provide models of
law reform through original articles and presentations.
--Link stakeholders, policy makers, legislators, jurists, financial
institutions, NGOs, non-profits, research institutions, project
directors, law enforcement professionals, social workers, news
organizations, legal experts, law schools, law students and volunteers
around the globe to a powerfully informed community focused on promoting
gender equality and development.