Advancing Gender Equality through a Human Rights Revolution
The Global Justice Center (GJC) was founded in 2005 to fill a critical need in the international human rights field. The success of the human rights revolution over the last 30 years has resulted in treaties and international human rights laws that need to move from paper to practice. Now is the time for enforcement and implementation; and to do this, aggressive lawyers are needed who combine international law expertise with strategic and creative lawyering skills. That is where the Global Justice Center comes in.
A member of the United Nations NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security; the Global Justice Center develops legal strategies to define, establish, and protect human rights and gender equity.
The Global Justice Center works for peace, justice, and security by enforcing international laws that protect human rights and promote gender equality. We promote "power, not pity" as we advocate a model for justice that embraces the following tenets:
- Gender parity in power and under the law is essential to global security, justice, and prosperity for all.
- Discriminatory political and legal systems that fail to enforce human rights or ensure equal protection to women must be challenged.
- Progressive interpretation and enforcement of international law is a powerful catalyst for social and structural change and is necessary to establish a global "rule of law."