ADR is a very effective tool for resolving petty civil, criminal and family matters. It became a ground breaking effort for us because of the fact that the grassroots population retained ownership both of the problem and its solution.
The other step we have taken to consolidate the achievement of ADR is to activate the Village Court (a quasi-judicial body to settle minor civil and criminal disputes) through proper training of the stakeholders on both Village Court procedures and mediation processes. This has provided the community with another forum for resolving local and minor disputes.
The mission is not simple. Although we have been working for over 30 years to bring about and ensure rights for the poor, especially women and children, in both the formal and informal justice sectors, our endeavor has still a long way to go.
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