Partners

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 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.

Our Partners

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence

The mission of the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence (CDV), founded in 1994, is to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession. The Commission addresses the acute need to increase the number of well-trained and supported attorneys providing representation to victims by providing creative training opportunities for lawyers, law students and other legal advocates.

Commission on Domestic Violence’s website provides users with a wealth of resources on domestic violence, sexual assault and other issues that impact women in the United States. Their resources can be searched by practice area, and a list of their publications is available on their website with many available free of charge. One great set of resources that the CDV provides is their Statutory Summary Charts, which summarize statutes from all 50 states regarding domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and trafficking

 

ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender

The SOGI Commission consists of one chair and 12 commissioners who together decide the programs, policies and activities that will be pursued by the Commission. In the interest of promoting full diversity and inclusion, the SOGI Commission consists of heterosexual and homosexual members of the legal profession. The SOGI Commission does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability or religion.

ABA Commission on Women in the Profession

As the national voice for women lawyers, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession forges a new and better profession that ensures that women have equal opportunities for professional growth and advancement commensurate with their male counterparts.

ABA Section of International Law

Founded in 1933, the Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners. It is the only ABA entity that focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.

The Section's purposes are to promote interest, activity, and research in international and comparative law and related areas; to further its development; to diffuse knowledge among members of the legal profession and others; to formulate professional opinion thereon; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to implement Goal IV of the Association – "To advance the rule of law in the world."

To address these issues, the Section has assigned over 60+ regional and special interest  committees, task forces and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law and Tax, Estates & Individuals - to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.

The Section's membership of 23,000+ includes over 50% of its lawyer members in private practice, 1500 in-house counsel, 800 U.S. lawyers living abroad, and 1200 non-U.S. lawyers in 90 countries.

ABA Section of Real Property, Trust & Real Estate

The Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section is a leading national forum for lawyers, and currently has over 25,000 members. The Real Property Division focuses on legal aspects of property use, ownership, development, transfer, regulation, financing, taxation and disposal. The Trust and Estate Division focuses on all aspects of trusts, estate planning, employee benefits, insurance, and probate and trust litigation.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)

The Global Legal Information Network (GLIN) is a public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations. These GLIN members contribute the full texts of their published documents to the database in their original languages. Each document is accompanied by a summary in English and, in many cases in additional languages, plus subject terms selected from the multilingual index to GLIN.

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 currently undergoing host changes and its website will be available at a later date.

Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)

Established in 1928, the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) was the first inter-governmental agency created to promote and protect the human rights of women in the Americas. CIM links international commitments on women’s rights, acquired through agreements such as CEDAW or the Belém do Pará Convention, with effective legislation and public policy in order to support women’s full political, economic and social citizenship and democratic governance.

 

Solicitors’ International Human Rights Group (SIHRG)

Our newest partner is the Solicitors’ International Human Rights Group (SIHRG), a membership organization working to promote awareness of international human rights within the legal profession. SIHRG is designed to promote the application of lawyers' skills in the observance of international human rights standards by organizing various working groups, events, and an online guide to worldwide legal databases on human rights found at: https://sites.google.com/a/sihrg.org/rightsdatabase/