IMPOWR is actively building a network of organizations interested in working with the IMPOWR project to share information and build on complementary efforts around the world. Organizations that become international partners for the IMPOWR project are expected to share information and/or resources, but have no financial obligations to support the project.
IMPOWR project partners may participate by:
- Contributing information and/or linkages to existing databases about projects, initiatives, data, best practices or other information on gender equality law reform;
- Identifying subject matter and local experts who can contribute useful information to the IMPOWR database; and
- Identifying and/or organizing students and other research volunteers to perform research and data entry for the IMPOWR database.
IMPOWR project partners may include:
- Law schools and legal rights clinics;
- Other university departments with interests in women’s rights;
- Multilateral and bilateral donors; and
- International organizations.
Organizational Strategic Partnerships
We are very proud that our first strategic partner is the U.S. Library of Congress Global Legal Informational Network (GLIN), a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. GLIN is accessible at: www.glin.gov. Links to primary resources in the GLIN database are specifically referenced throughout the IMPOWR database wherever possible.
We also have partnered with the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw website, a global hub for free legal assistance and news and information on good governance and women’s rights. The TrustLaw website is accessible at: www.trust.org/trustlaw. TrustLaw provides a news feed on women’s rights issues to IMPOWR. In turn, the IMPOWR database can be accessed as a primary legal research tool from the TrustLaw website.
LexisNexis generously provides pro bono access for IMPOWR Contributors to its expansive collection of online content. Additionally, LexisNexis maintains a Rule of Law Resource Center that is accessible at: http://law.lexisnexis.com/webcenters/RuleoflawResourceCenter.
We invite other strategic partnerships with international organizations, non-profits and NGOs to interconnect databases and exchange complementary resources. Please contact us through our contact form under the “About IMPOWR” tab above.