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Last week, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2467 on Women, Peace and Security. As a last minute compromise, language on sexual and reproductive heath was removed, undermining the resolution's goal to address the needs of victims of sexual violence in conflict.

Reproductive health care—including access to abortion services—is a critical component of necessary and comprehensive medical care for survivors of sexual violence in conflict. 

We will not allow these priorities to be played against one another. Sexual and reproductive rights must not be sacrificed in order to gain other protections.

UN Security Council Adopts Resolution 2467
After months of German-led negotiations, the passage of the resolution ultimately came down to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) —specifically, whether the US would veto its inclusion in the final text. Less than a day before it was put before the Council, all SRH language was stripped from the resolution. Read More.
Global Justice Awards

The Global Justice Awards are only two weeks away! This year we are honoring three incredible women—Patricia Viseur Sellers, Tina Tchen, and Abigail Disney—for their important work. You won't want to miss hearing from these feminist leaders. Get your tickets now for May 14, 2019. 

What Does a Gender Perspective Bring to Crimes Against Humanity Genocide, and War Crimes?
This Thursday, May 2, Akila Radhakrishnan, Patricia Viseur Sellers, and Christine Chinkin will discuss international crimes through a gendered lens at the launch of the new Gendered Peace project at the London School of Economics. If you are in London, join us for this important conversation. Read More. 
Yazidi Genocide Symposium: Prosecution, Protection, Preservation
Akila Radhakrishnan and Grant Shubin discussed accountability for genocidal crimes at Yale University Genocide Studies Program's symposium on the Yazidi genocide. 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad opened the symposium with a keynote address.  Read More.
Myanmar and Accountability for Grave Crimes
Justice for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity is unlikely in Myanmar's domestic courts. So what are the options for justice? GJC, Human Rights Watch, and the War Crimes Research Office at American University Washington College of Law held a panel to discuss prospects for accountability. Read More. 
#BringBackOurGirls: Five Years Later
In the latest episode of That's Illegal, we sat down with Bring Back our Girls NYC co-founder Dr. Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome to discuss the fifth anniversary of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 Chibok girls in Nigeria.  Listen Here.

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