Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice (AIPJ)

Location: Asia; Indonesia

The Australia Indonesia Partnership for Justice program (AIPJ) was a 5.75-year AU$57.5 million Australian aid program funded by the Australian Government. It aimed to support increased access to better quality legal information and services for people that will improve legal certainty and provide the foundation for economic growth and poverty. 

The program focused on three key legal rights: legal identity and the socio-economic rights which flow from this; fair and accessible legal services through free legal aid, prompt and consistent court decisions and reduced corruption in the legal sector; and accessible legal information. 
AIPJ investments were designed to improve the performance of state institutions and civil society organisations working in the legal sector particularly increasing access for legal information and services for women who are poor; people with disability and vulnerable children.
AIPJ delivered assistance through supporting coalitions and partnerships, particularly Indonesian civil society organisations; partnerships between Indonesia civil society organisations and Indonesian state institutions and partnerships between state institutions and the Federal Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia. 
The World Bank’s Justice for the Poor program transitioned to AIPJ in July 2014 and complemented AIPJ’s objective of fair and accessible justice services through links to the paralegal network and the legal aid work AIPJ has been conducting with partners.
Cardno assisted the Australian Government to achieve the program's objective and its outcomes through providing management and implementation support services for the program.
Following the successful implementation of AIPJ, Cadno continues to manage the next phase of this project.

For more information, please visit AIPJ website or its YouTube channel.
Cardno empowers women in Indonesia:
In collaboration with Masyarakat Pemantau Peradilan Indonesia (Indonesian Judicial Monitoring Society / MaPPI) Faculty of Law, University of Indonesia (FH UI) and UN Women, AIPJ held the Festival Anti Kekerasan Terhadap Perempuan (Anti Violence against Women Festival): Let’s End Sexual Violence! in Jakarta, Indonesia on Saturday, 10 December 2016.
The Festival included a series of talk shows, video screening, infographic and art exhibition as well as public discussions on sexual violence in Indonesia. The discussions cover topics such as child marriage, how to recognise types of sexual violence and how to enable deaf Indonesian youth to avoid all forms of sexual violence.
A joint AIPJ and MaPPI research publications were also launched at the event:
  • Reformasi Pengaturan Tindak Pidana Perkosaan (Rape Crime Law Reform) [PDF in Indonesian]; and
  • Difabel Dalam Peradilan Pidana – Analisis Konsistensi Putusan (Disability in Criminal Justice System – Analysis of Judgement Consistency) [PDF and MP4 (for blind people) in Indonesian].
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Photos: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) / AIPJ