CAJ programs promote a gender perspective in all governance programs. In most countries, women are the first victims of an unequal and unrepresentative justice sector. In Colombia, for example, the CAJ contributed to the establishment of several victims’ assistance centers where many treated domestic violence cases. The CAJ also promoted the creation of networks and coalitions that assisted women in accessing justice and fighting discrimination, particularly among Afro-Colombians and indigenous women.
CAJ has trainings available that strengthen awareness of gender and ethnic discrimination for professionals, law enforcement and public officials. These short-term courses prepare those working with victims of gender violence and discrimination to be more sensitive to the community and avoid the double victimization that so often occurs when women victims of violence seek assistance.