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Last edited: December 20, 2011

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Human rights monitoring involves gathering relevant information about how the activities of informal justice systems comply or do not comply with internationally recognized human rights standards. Relevant information might include personal experiences of women who access the informal system, data regarding case outcomes or number and types of practitioners, observations, news reports, photographs, or interviews. A critical part of monitoring is taking the information that has been gathered and creating a synthesis that can be used and understood by stakeholders and advocates in their work. Often this synthesis is a written report, which forms the basis of discussions about how to continually improve human rights compliance.

See the monitoring section for more information about developing a human rights monitoring programme focused on violence against women.