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ROC: Legal clinics

*Possible model? Could rural legal clinics - with community outreach services - promote access to justice for indigenous peoples, particularly indigenous women? Excerpt from UNDP/Japan Women in Development Fund: "...Legal Clinics to Promote Respect for Women’s Rights: Women are spreading the good news. This is especially crucial for the other dimension of the UNDP-JWIDF-funded initiative: the creation of legal clinics for victims of violence and discrimination. The Association of Congolese Women Legal Professionals helped to set up two legal clinics and staffed them with lawyers and paralegals ready to provide free consultation services. The clinics, which conduct regular information sessions on civil rights, also serve as safe houses for victims of physical violence..."

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