GJC Side Event at the World Humanitarian Summit: Making IHL Work for Women and Girls

Tuesday, 24 May, at 09:00 - 10:30 am

At Rumeli Hall 9 at the Lüfti Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center

Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Dr. Helen Durham, Director of International Law & Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross
Julienne Lusenge, President, Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace & Development (Sofepadi)
Janet Benshoof, President, Global Justice Center

Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner
Jelte van Wieren, Director for Stability & Humanitarian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Dick Clomén, Head of Policy & Strategic Advisor to the Secretary General, Swedish Red Cross

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International  Development Cooperation Agency

Join the conversation on Twitter and ask us your questions @GlobalJusticeC #genderandIHL

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GJC Participates in Third Annual Women Law Summit at the NYU School of Law, titled, "Women in Conflict: Gender, Violence, and Peacekeeping"

Friday, 20 February, 2015 at 11:30am - 5:15pm

At Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge

On February 20th,  NYU School of Law held its third annual  women's law summit which coincided  with  the 15th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325. The Summit sought to educate participants about  women's roles within conflict and their various means of empowerment, especially within  the legal system. The all-female panels were composed of practicing lawyers, doctors, academics, and theorists. GJC founder and president Janet Benshoof gave the keynote address, highlighting the organizations projects, such as a campaign for the prosecution of rape as a prohibited weapon,  and a campaign seeking the provision of abortions for women  in conflict. Further, GJC, who advocates "power, not pity," was referenced several times throughout the following panels, as speakers detailed  the ways in which women  might act in conflict. Akila Radhakrishnan, legal director  of GJC sat on the final panel about  women  and the transformation of the legal space, where she spoke on the opportunity for transforming women's rights in Burma.

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