GJC in the News

On The Issues, “Justice for Aung San Suu Kyi: End Male Power Structures"

WINTER, 2010: On the Issues publishes an article by GJC founder and President Janet Benshoof, titled "Justice for Aung San Suu Kyi: End Male Power Structures."

This article discusses the unfair imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi, but also the steps that need to be taken to right the injustice to her, Burma and the global community. These steps do not end with freeing her and giving her a place as an elected official; they also need to include gender equality in power structures. As the article explains, justice is a right and all women should be given access to it.

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Far Eastern Economic Review, "A Letter to Ban Ki-moon"

The Far Eastern Economic Review published a letter to Ban Ki-moon written by GJC President Janet Benshoof and U Aung Htoo, in which they urge the Secretary-General to address the violations of international humanitarian law that have been ignored by Myanmar.

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On The Issues, “Twisted Treaty Shafts U.S. Women”

On The Issues publishes an article by Janet Benshoof, founder and President of the GJC, titled "Twisted Treaty Shafts U.S. Women".

This article shows how the U.S. is lagging behind several countries with women's equality. The CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) international treaty, already ratified by 185 countries, has yet to be ratified by the U.S. Furthermore, even if ratified eleven reservations have been placed on it, rendering it useless to the equality movement - and possibly even harmful.

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