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Africa Justice Foundation: Gender Justice Week

Africa Justice Foundation: Gender Justice Week

Africa Justice Foundation: Gender Justice Week

Africa Justice Foundation: Gender Justice Week

Gender Based Violence continues to be a human rights issue that goes unchallenged.

Africa Justice Foundation works with African governments and the international business community to support the development of robust justice systems in Africa. As co-founder and trustee, Cherie hopes to help Africa Justice Foundation create sustainable partnerships between lawyers, the judiciary, academics, civil society and commercial organisations to strengthen legal systems and benefit commerce, investment and access to justice.

In partnership with Skillshare International and Freshfields LLP, Africa Justice Foundation helped to organise Gender Justice Week from 29 November to 3 December 2010. Cherie took part in the events which brought together pioneering African lawyers working in the field of Gender Based Violence for skills exchange, training and networking in London. Gender Based Violence continues to be a human rights issue that goes unchallenged in a number of communities and GBV towards women and girls in the form of domestic violence, child trafficking, female genital mutilation, sex trade and warfare persist on a large scale.

To view Africa Justice Foundation website click here

To view Cherie's article for The Huffington Post click here

To view Cherie's article for The Daily Beast click here

Below you can watch an episode of 'Shoot the Messenger;' Vox Africa English's flagship current affairs programme. This episode, presented by Henry Bonsu, features Chidi Oti Obihara (Former Investment Banker) and Madeline Young (African Policy Analyst) reviewing the Sunday papers and offering their opinions on this week's stories. Cherie is featured speaking about the aims of the Africa Justice Foundation and the importance of law training in development. She argues that Africa needs a new open and transparent justice system in order to increase prosperity. The former Ghanaian President John Kufour also makes a contribution to the programme, discussing Egypt and his time as a leader and gay rights activist Kofi Agyemang talks about his film and campaign 'Say My Name'.

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View the episode on VoxAfrica.com