How We Work

GJC believes in a global rule of law based on gender equality.  We know gender inequality is often the root cause of conflict and instability around the world.  To combat this we work to dismantle embedded patriarchal structures in legal and political systems globally.

We brainstorm, incubate, develop and publish groundbreaking international law analyses to generate global consensus and achieve radical change.  We choose legal initiatives that we believe will have the biggest impact on structural and normative changes: women’s access to justice and women’s access to power. These legal initiatives can then serve as models and precedents for women and democracy leaders. 



The Global Justice Center’s legal projects fall under three thematic areas:

  • Ending Systematic Discrimination in the Enforcement of International Law
  • Transforming the Global Peace & Security Agenda
  • Empowering Women as Agents of Change

We work in areas of conflict, transition, and post-conflict, where the legal analyses of international law will have the most impact.  We push for gender equality to be embedded in new and existing democracies, international courts, peace negotiations and multilateral foreign policy initiatives and strategies, such as those governing humanitarian aid or countering terrorism.

 ​GJC fights to end systemic discrimination, achieve justice for victims and change what the face of power looks like.