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This study is composed of an introductory piece that describes the background, rationale, analytical framework and methodology, and a total of 18 country profile maps the country's key legislative and policy developments regarding gender justice.  The study was conducted in two phases:

1.  a literature review was conducted between January 2016 and June 2017  of the various laws, regulations, poicies, and law enforcement practices related to gender justice in each of the 18 countries, which then formed the basis of draft country profiles.

2.  realizing the limitations of desk-based literature reviews, country validation processes for each of the draft country profiles were led by UN Country Teams and national consultants.  Country validation processes took place between September 2017 and August 2018 to ensure the accurac of each country profiles.  These sought the views of government partners and other key national stakeholders.