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Expanding Access to Justice gender equality and social inclusion guidelines

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The Expanding Access to Justice Program (EAJ) aims to improve access to justice and mechanisms to address grievances in Somalia and Somaliland. It is a five-year associate award (2018–2023), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) via the Freedom House-led Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM) and implemented in partnership between Pact and the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. During its five-month inception phase, EAJ developed a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) strategy. EAJ developed these guidelines to help staff implement the GESI strategy throughout program design and activities and to support EAJ partners and other justice actors throughout Somalia and Somaliland to implement access to justice activities that promote gender equality and include vulnerable and marginalized populations. These guidelines unlock the where, what, who, why, and how, of GESI. 

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