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Dear Friend,

On his first full day in office, the same day as the groundbreaking Women’s March, President Trump reinstated and expanded the devastating Global Gag Rule.

For two years, we have seen the consequences of this destructive and illegal policy—two years of clinics closing, women dying, and doctors being illegally denied their protected right to free speech.

The Global Justice Center is on the frontlines fighting for the rights of women and their doctors to make treatment decisions without interference from the US government. Change is possible, and together we can make the world a safer place for women. 

The Impact of Trump’s Global Gag Rule on the Freedom of Speech and Association
GJC partnered with CHANGE to analyze the impact of the Global Gag Rule's restrictions on abortion-related speech, research, and advocacy ahead of the Human Rights Committee’s 125th Session.  Read more.
Letter to SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Credible, survivor-centric accountability is essential to achieve justice for the sexual violence carried out in Rakhine State. GJC coordinated a joint letter from 15 NGOs  highlighting concerns and suggestions ahead of the SRSG's trip to Burma and Bangladesh.  Read more.
Akila Radhakrishnan Awarded Open Society Foundations' New Executives Fund Grant
Open Society Foundations recently announced that GJC President Akila Radhakrishnan has been awarded a prestigious grant from OSF’s New Executives Fund, alongside a cohort of seven other nonprofit leaders from around the world. Read More.
New Crimes Against Humanity Treaty Must Not Perpetuate Outdated Definition of Gender
A crimes against humanity treaty could improve accountability and obligate states to prevent, protect, and punish such crimes—but this new treaty must not carry forward outdated notions on abortion and gender into new legal standards. Read Danielle Hites in Opinio Juris.
Global Justice Awards

The Global Justice Center is 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.  Read More.

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