Tagline : 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 Women (CEDAW).
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.
--Showcase 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.
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