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Informal justice mechanisms, whether or not they are sanctioned or funded by the state, can lead the state to abdicate its fundamental responsibility to ensure that women and girls who have experienced violence can access justice. Programming in the informal justice sector must not facilitate governments abdicating their responsibility to provide justice to victims of violence.

All justice mechanisms, whether formal or informal, require ongoing training and forums for communication between for decision-makers, input from women in the community, resource investments in community education and awareness raising, and allocation of resources for monitoring, infrastructure support.