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Earlier this month, GJC President Akila Radhakrishnan briefed the United Nations Security Council on accountability for conflict-related sexual violence.

As Akila emphasized to Council members, "When states and the United Nations fail to act, it sends a dangerous message that genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity can be committed with impunity."

We know that, at its core, sexual violence in conflict is an expression of patriarchy and inequality. From Burma to Iraq, the Global Justice Center is fighting to make sure perpetrators of sexual violence are not shielded from justice by antiquated and discriminatory domestic laws.

GJC Briefs United Nations Security Council
Akila Radhakrishnan reminded Security Council members that ensuring true accountability for sexual violence in conflict will require more than just eloquent rhetoric, it will require concrete action and considerable political will. Watch Here.
CEDAW Committee Reviews Myanmar
Last Friday, the CEDAW commitee reviewed Myanmar's report on the crimes committed against the Rohingya. GJC sent a joint letter to the Committee ahead of the review criticizing Myanmar's blanket denials of atrocities including rape and sexual violence. Read More.
Where Can Refugees Turn for Abortions?
Whether at home, displaced, or in crisis, women and girls need and deserve comprehensive reproductive health services, including access to safe abortion. Read GJC Development Director Danielle Stouck's latest post in Ms. Magazine. 
Protecting Abortion Access in the United States
The proposed anti-abortion changes to the Affordable Care Act are an administrative overreach that discriminates against women and violates their fundamental human rights. GJC submitted commentary to the US Department of Health and Human Services challenging the proposed changes.  Read More.
Meet Our New Board Members
We are excited to welcome three fabulous new members to our board of directors: Lenora Lapidus, director of the ACLU Women’s Rights Project; Jelena Pia-Comella, Senior Advisor at Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes; and  Dr. Yalda Afshar, OB/GYN at UCLA Medical Center. 
Global Justice Awards

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Global Justice Awards on May 14, 2019 in Manhattan. This year's Janet Benshoof Global Justice Award will honor Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Advisor for Gender for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and visiting fellow at Oxford.  Learn More.

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