Since 2005, the Global Justice Center has worked with our partners in Iraq to hold perpetrators of gender-based crimes accountable in order to ensure a rule of law based on gender equality.
Today, your support is critical as we lead the effort to ensure justice for ISIS’ genocide against the Yazidi in Iraq.
As our recent legal brief illustrates, and as our Staff Attorney Grant Shubin made clear in a New York Times Letter to the Editor, “If prosecuted under Iraq’s penal code, basic crimes of ISIS’ gender-based violence will go unpunished.”
That is why we are engaged with the UN Security Council in setting up an international investigative team. We sent an open letter with our Iraqi civil society partners to the Iraqi Prime Minister stressing the need for an inclusive investigative process in line with international standards that ensures justice for women.
Now more than ever, Yazidi women and girls need your support to have their voices heard, hold perpetrators of gender-based violence accountable, and enjoy the life that they deserve.