J4A has been providing free legal aid and counselling to economically poor women who are victims gender based violence continuously since 2010. J4A prioritizes providing legal aid services to victims of domestic violence. The main objectives of providing legal aid are to increase access to justice for poor women and marginalized and disadvantaged people who cannot afford the services of a lawyer for the conduct of a case or a legal proceeding in any court. Most of the women who have visited our office experience problems related to domestic violence, sexual and reproductive health rights, property rights, divorce, transaction, trafficking, rape, marriage/birth registration, citizenship rights, alimony, minimum wages, foreign labour migration, marital rape, charging of witch craft and social evil practices against women.
J4A have been continuously conducting numbers of training from last seven years targeting to women saving and credit groups, mothers groups and female community health volunteers living in rural and urban areas since its estabilishment. The main objective of the training was to create legal awareness and empowerment for women through ‘Speak up to Stop Gender Based Violence.’
Increases in DVAW occurs, in part, because of the challenges of implementing existing laws. Other In addition, women are far behind in their access to the legal system because of difficult legal procedures. To address these issues, Justice for All (J4A) organized many day-long meetings and programs on occasion of 16 days of activism (2014-2016 ) to determine the gaps between law and practice, along with procedural difficulties for victims in existing law. The goal was to support the government of Nepal for implementation of their international commitments.
Recognizing that men need to be involved in the campaign to reduce violence against women, J4A has conducted numbers of training since its establishment for local men groups, youth and different user groups. The focus of these program is on the importance of men to speak out to stop violence against women. The main goals of the program are to speak, to support and to control the violence against women from men themselves, and to promote peace from the individual to society. Participants were encouraged to express their personal/ individual commitment to reduce violence against women.
Numbers of interaction program with students of law colleges to discuss on role of youth in eliminating gender based violence were held from 2015- 2016. The objectives of the program were to educate the participants about the concept and practices of masculinity, the socialization of males and females, including the use of the seven 'P’s' of masculinity, and role of youth in creating positive changes in society and in women's lives .
A forum for victims of a range of different types of gender based violence was created to identify the problems related to court cases, including legal procedures, information systems, and physical structure of the court, as well as the problems in implementing judicial judgments. This is continue program of J4A.
One of the laws related to women's property rights is not being effective implementing in Nepal. Most women (unmarried, widow and victims of domestic violence) are suffering from being excluded from enjoying their property rights. Gaining their property rights presents a challenge for women in Nepal, blocking the realization of rights related to their economic transactions and in regard to decisions related to their personal development. J4A has been continuously organizeing training for women's groups at local and district levels with the aim of empowering women regarding their property rights and steps they can take to access those rights.
Vital Registration, (Birth, Marriage, Death, Migration and Divorce) is the most important legal process in Nepal that occurs through registration in local government authorities. But due to lack of information about the importance and the process of registration, many people are suffering at the from their lack of a citizenship card. Especially the communities belonging to Dalit, women, and people in poverty have been facing problems receiving government benefits related to social security, health and education, and other interim relief because of not having their documents of vital registration. So we organized a number of trainings for women groups (they are influential groups in community) including issues for those belonging to Dalit groups, indigenous groups, and the poor. Training focused on legal provisions, legal processes of government mechanisms and legal documents required to obtain vital registration.