With government officials

The Due Diligence Project develops modules to train and engage with governments at the national levels (namely law enforcement, health officials, human rights and women’s rights mechanisms, politicians) as well as civil society alike on instrumentalising and integrating the human rights into their strategies, policies and implementation initiatives. It has done this in countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and North America toward adopting holistic measures to close the implementation gap in eliminating violence against women.

Judicial Application of Human Rights

Implementation of the State’s international obligations can only be effectively implemented if judges effectively apply human rights standards and norms.  The Due Diligence Project developed training modules to train judges on gender equality, intersections of gender discrimination and domestic law and culture, violence against women and the human rights structure within the international system, Constitutional and domestic legal structures as well as their intersections with local culture.

The Due Diligence Project Director trained judges in Central and South Asia on applying human rights standards and norms and implementation of international good practices in cases on discrimination and violence against women and helped establish a gender-based violence against women specialized court which incorporated international human rights standards, norms and good practices. More trainings including training of trainers are being planned.