GJC collaborates with a wide range of individuals and groups, from the grassroots to the international level, to move our mission forward.
- Grassroots Partners - we work with grassroots groups and activists—like women’s groups in Myanmar—to uplift local voices in international spaces as well as provide capacity development and technical assistance. These invaluable partnerships greatly influence the direction of GJC’s engagement with national and international mechanisms.
- Coalitions and Alliances - we are part of several collaborative working groups—such as the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security, the NGO Working Group on the Security Council, and Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises—that bolster our global advocacy.
- Multilateral Institutions - we utilize our unique position as an organization with UN consultative status and access to mechanisms, such as the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council, to advocate for an inclusive gender perspective and ensure that gender is a priority in their agendas.
- State Governments and Experts - we engage with governments and experts around the world to ensure that they are adhering to their international human rights obligations.
Our Coalitions and Alliances
Asia Justice Coalition
The Asia Justice Coalition is a network of organizations whose purpose is to promote justice and accountability for gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law in Asia, and to contribute to the fulfillment of the rights of victims and their families.
Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
The Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice is a proactive policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health in the United States and around the world. The endorsing organizations are committed to a future where those in power will support, not restrict, our individual sexual and reproductive health and rights, a time when a fully supportive Congress and Administration will work together to enact policies the Blueprint lays out.
Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States
The Coalition for a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States is a collective effort to develop a vision for the highest standard of U.S. foreign policy that promotes overarching goals of gender equality, human rights, bodily autonomy, peace and environmental integrity, while prioritizing the articulation of concrete policy recommendations.
Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC)
GAAMAC is an inclusive network created in 2013 by States, civil society organizations and academic institutions with the support of the United Nations. It works collaboratively to provide a platform for the prevention of atrocities (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing). GAAMAC assists interested States in operationalizing the prevention of atrocities at the national level through information-sharing, enhancing links among and between States, civil society and academia, and peer-to-peer support.
NGO Working Group on the Security Council
The NGO Working Group on the Security Council brings together about thirty-five major NGOs for an annual series of meetings with Security Council ambassadors and high-level UN officials. Since 1997, the NGO Working Group has provided this unique platform for NGOs to access the UN Security Council. As the Security Council's decisions affect nearly all NGO constituencies - including human rights, humanitarian relief, disarmament, governance, and the concerns of women and children - the Working Group works to maintain a diverse membership. Due in part to the diversity of its membership, the NGO Working Group as a whole does not undertake specific advocacy positions, but rather provides a forum for NGOs and members of the Security Council to come together to exchange information and build relationships for bilateral advocacy.
NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security
GJC uses our expertise in all areas of public international law to enforce human rights and forge historic legal precedents for the future. We fill an important niche in the human rights field by developing new international law arguments that make international law work for women.
Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises
The Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises (IAWG) is a global coalition of organizations and individuals committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian settings. IAWG’s mission is to expand and strengthen access to quality sexual and reproductive health services for people affected by conflict and natural disaster. Its members form a highly collaborative and diverse network of more than 2,500 experts from over 120 countries and territories. GJC sits on the Sub-Working Groups on Safe Abortion Care as well as the Sub-Working Group on Advocacy and Accountability.
We Demand More
We Demand More is a coalition of organizations using our collective power to fight for courageous women workers and caretakers, especially women of color, who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis and who are particularly vulnerable to its impact. Their lives, livelihoods, and families depend on lawmakers and business leaders doing more — and we need everyone to demand more.