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Scoping Study Women's Access to Justice: Perspectives from the ASEAN Region

Reveals opportunities and challenges faced by ASEAN women in accessing justice, covering gender inequality in society, gender bias in the legal systems, legal pluralism, financial barriers, and institutional barriers that leads to inadequate legislation and distrust in justice processes. Revisits International framework to eliminate discrimination against women, legal barriers found in customary law and religious law. Mentions social barriers to report domestic and sexual violence, financial barrier and legal aids. Investigates police systems, court practices, and corruption as key institutional barriers. Explicates obstacles faced by sex workers, migrant workers, indigenous people and ethnic minorities. Proposes legal empowerment framework, preliminary policy recommendations, future research and policy design