Justice Rising Blog Archives: March, 2013

Beatrice Mtetwa: Arrested Developments in Zimbabwe's Rule of Law

Bethany L. McGann | 03/22/2013

With the country’s hopes pinned upon presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for July, the arrest of prominent human rights lawyer and activist Beatrice Mtetwa the day of a sweeping...

Program on Rights and Justice in Cambodia (PRAJ)

Nikita Umnov & Nicolas Mansfield | 03/20/2013

The Justice Rising Blog aims to highlight grassroots projects that are striving to advance the rule of law. If you would like to highlight your project or organization, send us an email at blog@...

Same Millennium, New Goals: Why Peace, Security, Good Governance and the Rule of Law Must Be Included in the New MDGs

Mary Robinson, Kevin Rudd, & Judy Cheng-Hopkins | 03/13/2013

In September 2000, world leaders unanimously adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a series of specific targets for poverty eradication, universal primary school enrollment, gender...

Community and Detainee Reconciliation in Liberian Localities (C-DRILL)

Nikita Umnov & Mark Dietrich | 03/11/2013

The Justice Rising Blog aims to highlight grassroots projects that are striving to advance the rule of law. If you would like to highlight your project or organization, send us an email at blog@...

Women's Rights: Progress and Challenges

WJP Staff | 03/08/2013

Studies indicate that on average a 10% increase in female school participation corresponds to a 3% increase in a country’s GDP.  Moreover, countries that have equal access to land ownership for...

IWD 2013: Youtube's Most Compelling Multimedia Narratives of the Gender Agenda

WJP Staff | 03/08/2013

Social Media has had the biggest impact on creating awareness on women's rights and empowerment. The WJP looks at Youtube's most sensational videos that highlight women of all ages, background and...

Boticca's Collection for Women for Women International on International Women's Day

Boticca | 03/08/2013

This year for International Women's Day, Boticca is celebrating with a special collaboration with Women for Women International, an organization that helps women in war-torn countries develop the...

GUERREIRAS PROJECT: Women's Football in Brazil – Juggling Roles & Creating Space

Caitlin D. Fisher | 03/08/2013

As we continue to celebrate the social, political, and economic progress made by women all around the world, as well as acknowledge the remaining challenges, take a look at an organization working to...

Celebrating Women on IWD 2013: WJP Strategic Partner KARAMAH, Women Muslim Lawyers

Bethany L. McGann | 03/08/2013

“We have given dignity to the children of Adam.” -The Noble Qur’an, 17:70

Celebrating Women on IWD 2013: WJP Honorary Chair, Mrs. Indra Nooyi

Bethany L. McGann | 03/08/2013

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. Mrs. Indra Nooyi, Honorary Chair of the World Justice Project...

Rule of Law Highlights - March

WJP Staff | 03/04/2013

A look around the world on latest rule of law events in March

The State of the Presidential Race in Kenya

Ken Opalo | 03/04/2013

On March 4, 2013 Kenyans will go to the polls to elect their 4th president. Incumbent president, Mwai Kibaki, is term-limited and will not be on the ballot. The contest will be between two main...