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Iraqi Judges Trained on International Law and Crimes of Sexual Violence

The National Lawyers Guild publishes an article by Olivia Kraus titled "Iraqi Judges Trained on International Law and Crimes of Sexual Violence".

This article describes the training the GJC provided for Iraqi IHT judges and women leaders. It was organized in conjunction with the Women's Alliance For a Democratic Iraq (WAFDI). The purpose of the training was to bring these two groups together, and also to impact the way the Iraqi judges saw gender crimes and gender equality.

The article gives background for the event, and then describes it and its consequences.

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Feminist International Radio Endeavour

Janet Benshoof, President and Founder of the Global Justice Center, is interviewed by Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE) on the 6th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325. 

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Janet Benshoof Addresses the Women’s Bar Association Gala in Boston, MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 17, 2096

[NEW YORK, NY] – Janet Benshoof, Director and Founder of New York-based NGO Global Justice Center, presented the keynote address at the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) Gala on October 17, 2006.  Approximately 1000 members of the legal community attended the event held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

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June News Update: Iraqis Push to Prosecute Rape in War Crime Trials

Women are lobbying the Iraqi tribunal--the court trying the war crimes of Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime--to prosecute crimes against women. Iraqi women involved in the effort are concealing their identities out of fear of retribution.

(WOMENSENEWS)--A prominent women's group in Iraq, along with advocates of international law in the United States, are beginning to demand justice for thousands of Iraqi women who suffered under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

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