Regional: Promotion of Gender-Responsive Judicial Systems

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54410-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help address gender inequality, which impedes socioeconomic development in ADB Pacific DMCs and Timor-Leste, by strengthening the capacity of judicial systems to respond more effectively to violence against women and girls (VAWG) cases, as well as increase knowledge sharing on gender-based violence (GBV) and access to justice issues for women and girls. This TA builds on ADB's work with judicial systems in Pakistan and Afghanistan in handling GBV cases and establishing a model GBV court.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Pak, Christina U.
    Office of the General Counsel
    Request for information
  • Country
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Promotion of Gender-Responsive Judicial Systems
Project Number 54410-001
Country Regional
Fiji
Timor-Leste
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6702-REG: Promotion of Gender-Responsive Judicial Systems
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.23 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Law and judiciary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help address gender inequality, which impedes socioeconomic development in ADB Pacific DMCs and Timor-Leste, by strengthening the capacity of judicial systems to respond more effectively to violence against women and girls (VAWG) cases, as well as increase knowledge sharing on gender-based violence (GBV) and access to justice issues for women and girls. This TA builds on ADB's work with judicial systems in Pakistan and Afghanistan in handling GBV cases and establishing a model GBV court.

The TA is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030 priority of accelerating progress in gender equality in Asia and the Pacific. Specifically, OP 2: Accelerating Progress in Gender Equality, 2019 2024, identifies scaling up support to legal and judicial institutions to promote gender equality and women's empowerment. The TA also supports OP 6: Strengthening Governance and Institutional Capacity, by improving the legal and judicial capacity to enable more effective delivery of services toward achieving inclusive and sustainable growth. Moreover, ADB's Pacific Approach, 2016 2020 supports SDG 5 for achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls. ADB's Fiji CPS, 2019 2023 lists gender equality as a priority, in particular, identifying GBV as a barrier to sustained and inclusive growth. ADB's PNG CPS, 2021 2025 prioritizes preventing GBV as a driver of change in diversifying economic growth and addressing inclusivity and building resilience. ADB's Timor-Leste CPS, 2016-2020 acknowledges that women remain at high risk of domestic violence.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Increased access to justice to help eliminate violence against women in Pacific DMCs and Timor-Leste
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved gender responsiveness of the judicial system in handling VAWG cases
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Strengthened capacity of judicial systems in responding to VAWG cases and increased regional knowledge on GBV issues
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Fiji - Nation-wide; Timor-Leste - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

International expertise (3): (15 person-months, intermittent; 15 person-months, intermittent; 6 person-months, intermittent; for a total of 36 person-months)

National expertise (4) (12 person-months each, intermittent, for a total of 48 person-months)

Procurement No procurement of goods is expected under the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Pak, Christina U.
Responsible ADB Department Office of the General Counsel
Responsible ADB Division Office of the General Counsel
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 17 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Dec 2020

TA 6702-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2020 - 17 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,225,000.00 28 Dec 2020 42,044.13

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
VWAG Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021
Gender Equality Legal and Judicial Capacity Building Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021
Communications and Human Behavior Capacity Building Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021
Senior Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2021 06 Feb 2021

Contracts Awarded

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