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Capacity development is the process of increasing skills, resources, and knowledge to enable programmes to be more effective. Promoting women’s rights in the informal justice sector and ensuring an end to impunity for violence against women is a complex and difficult process. Cases of violence against women and girls should, in fact, be effectively addressed in the formal justice sector.

In many countries, new linkages between the formal and informal sector and women’s advocacy groups are being formed to enhance capacities. These new collaborative mechanisms may provide women with more of the benefits of both systems and can provide openings for training on human rights in both sectors.

For additional information, see the Capacity Development section in Programme Implementation.