GJC is hosting a movie screening about the last abortion clinic in Mississipi.
Sunday: Having women vote in elections and making their voices heard is important regardless of where they are from. The story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, first female President in Liberia and in Africa, is a miraculous tale of perseverance, power and unity of women in a war-torn country and the incredible power of peaceful negotiations and democratic norms.
Monday: Republicans announced their health plan that will replace the Affordable Care Act. It is a plan that eliminates many parts of Obamacare and introduces a system where Americans will buy health insurance on the open market. However, not all Republicans are on board with the replacement. Many people are concerned that they will be left without any coverage and that health benefits will become a more difficult to obtain than under Obamacare.
Monday: When it comes to international law and ratifying UN treaties, it seems the US prefers to take the back seat. From decisions ranging from children’s rights to protecting endangered species, the US, particularly the Republican Party, backs away from support citing fears that it will limit US sovereignty. Here’s a good overview of the complex relationship the US has with international law.
Tuesday: Still have any questions about President Trump’s expanded Global Gag Rule? You’re not the only one. This ‘Questions and Answers’ page provided by Human Rights Watch explains what the Gag Rule is in depth and is great if you have lingering questions or concerns.
Wednesday: In celebration of International Women’s Day, women all around the world have gathered in demonstrations celebrating womanhood, but also bringing to light the devastating issues regarding women’s rights, wage gaps, reproductive health and discrimination.
Friday: With the Trump Administration well underway, it seems that the US’s role in the realm of human rights is changing. As a Western power, the US has often played the role of defender of human rights, but now diplomats and advocates are noticing a shift in foreign diplomacy and the US’s commitment to upholding democratic values.
Check out Phyu Phyu Sann's interview with RFA about structural barriers of Burma constitution that put limitations on NLD governments to move forward.
Tuesday, Republicans are having and will continue to have trouble repealing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The reality is that the Republicans do not have a credible, alternative health care plan and continuing to criticize ACA is turning away groups of people that depend on Obamacare. More and more people are supporting ACA and the Republicans are having trouble garnering support for getting rid of it. However, Republicans can still repeal certain aspects of ACA and that includes Birth Control coverage. This means that birth control will no longer be cost free as it has been under Obamacare.
Tuesday, the article encourages the Australian government to take action to support Australian women who will suffer from the Global Gag Rule, citing the issues that may arise from the lack of funding and access to health care and health benefits.
Wednesday, despite reassurance that women’s health is on Trump’s agenda, benefits and funds are still being slashed for women’s health organizations and charities. This is resulting in various protests around the globe and even prompting female Democrats to wear white during Trump’s speech to Congress.
Thursday, more and more countries are joining the fight against the Global Gag Rule. The “She Decides” conference that is held in Brussels this week is a platform of powerful leaders that seek to raise $600m. According to news sources, around 50 governments will attend the conference to raise funds. There will be representatives from Canada, UK, Afghanistan and Chad and other countries who are standing up for women’s rights and availability of reproductive healthcare.
Thursday, after further investigations, the United Nations declared that all Syrian sides that fought in Aleppo committed war crimes. According to Dawn, there is proof from the investigation that a humanitarian convoy was deliberately targeted in Aleppo province on September 19. These recent events have also attracted the attention of many human rights workers who want to bring to the public’s attention that Syrian civilians are often targeted and that the “warring parties” do not fear consequences for their actions regardless of the international laws that are put into place.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center about gender violence and survivors of rape.
GJC is joinnig the protest against President Donald Trump's Global Gag Rule.
See Dennis Apel and his family's story, "Living Their Truth"
See Alagie Jammeh’s powerful story, “Stand Up | Fight Back”
GJC's UN and EU Director, Stephanie Johanssen, was quoted in Pete Voelker's article in Vice, "Talking to New Yorkers Who Went on Strike to Protest Trump."
GJC's Senior Burma Researcher and Director of Operations, Phyu Phyu Sann, was quoted in Voice of America. Her interview starts at 19:49.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of an inteview with Julia Marip from WLB.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center about the Helms Amendment and the violation of human rights.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center for all our supporters and partners in 2015.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of Janet Benshoof, President and Founder of GJC, addressing the European Parliament.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of Janet Benshoof, President and Founder of GJC, speaking about international law and terrorism at a side event held by the Permanent Mission of Iraq to the UN at CSW 2015.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of Akila Radhakrishnan, Vice-President and Legal Director of GJC, speaking at the Third Annual Law Women Summit, titled, "Women in Conflict: Gender, Violence, and Peacekeeping," third panel of the day titled, "Women Transforming Spaces of Justice."
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of Grant Shubin, Legal Fellow at GJC, giving a talk on the gaps in international protections of wartime gender violence at the Brooklyn-Queens Chapter of NOW.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of Janet Benshoof, President and Founder of GJC, speaking at NYU School of Law when it held it’s third annual women’s law summit.
Check out a new video released by the Global Justice Center of Janet Benshoof, President and Founder of GJC, speaking at NYU School of Law when it held it’s third annual women’s law summit (Part 2).