Examining the existing rights framework
Before each initiative, Women’s Link Worldwide examines existing laws to determine how we can leverage the rights framework to create change. Our expertise in comparative law enables us to monitor and develop legal standards based on the most effective arguments and strategies available worldwide.
Creating and promoting progressive legal innovations
We work to build upon and amplify human rights standards. We successfully litigate for the rights of women and girls by utilizing international human rights principles in national contexts. We then strengthen the resulting legal precedents, leveraging them in other national, regional and international bodies.
Women’s Link Worldwide fosters ongoing public debate about our areas of concern and engages diverse constituencies, from the media, to funders, civil society leaders, medical experts and other professionals in relevant fields, and governmental bodies. Our goal is to continuously improve conditions that advance the larger cause, so even when a legal victory may prove elusive at a particular time, the movement will be stronger and the public will be better informed.
Engaging a judiciary committed to human rights