This grant will support Equis Justicia para las Mujeres to expand its framework of action from the promotion of an open government to an open state that guarantees access to justice for all women. This project aims to achieve this goal by increasing the participation of a diversity of feminist and women's movements in citizen audits and construction of public policy exercises; strengthening the institutional responses for the prevention of and attention and access to justice for gender-based violence through research, training, and alliance building; and finally, it will build the bases for the consolidation of an open justice model that focuses on a perspective of equality and nondiscrimination. (Strategy: Transparency, Participation, and Accountability)
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Valladolid 14 Colonia Juárez, Alcaldía Cuauhtémoc, México, Federal District, 06600, Mexico
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for promotion of women’s human rights in Mexico through transparency in the justice system
Founded in 2010, Justicia para las Mujeres (Equis) seeks to promote women’s human rights and gender equality through legal, advocacy, and women’s leadership strategies to achieve social justice. This grant would enable Equis to use access to information and transparency tools to give women greater access to a responsive justice system in three Mexican states and at the federal level. The project will focus on using social audits, requesting access to information, and monitoring public service delivery throughout the justice system in order to hold Mexico’s judges, public prosecutors, clerks, police officers, defense attorneys, and other justice providers accountable to the country’s international human rights and gender equality commitments.