Revista Opinión Jurídica
Print version ISSN 1692-2530
FERRER ARAUJO, Nina. Access to justice as an essential element for exercising women's citizenship. Opin. jurid. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.17, pp. 113-124. ISSN 1692-2530.
This article is the partial result of "Information Collection," which is the first stage of the research project called "Diagnosis on Gender and Justice in Cartagena City: Conditions of access to the Jurisdictional System. 2007-2009." This projects was developed after an interinstitutional agreement executed between "La Liga Internacional de Mujeres por la Paz y la Libertad" (LIMPAL-COLOMBIA) and Comfenalco "Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico" law program, in agreement with "Universidad de Medellin." In the beginning, this article defines in general some conceptual categories of such project and it is the result of a documentary exploratory research complemented with both an analysis of sentences through jurisprudential information and a study of other researches conducted in Latina America about the same topic. The article generically tackles the access to justice as an essential element for exercising citizenship and presents the way how obstacles for women's access to justice become the boundaries of citizenship. In the same way, the article makes a brief overview of the Colombian Constitutional Court's considerations regarding women's civil, social, political, and collective citizenship.
Keywords : Access to justice; full citizenship; women's citizenship.