Global Justice Center Blog

Safe and Universal Access to Abortion

Rewire News quotes Stephanie Johanssen, advocacy and outreach associate at the Global Justice Center. This article also describes GJC's recommendations for how to make abortion access a reality for all women and girls. 

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GJC Side Event to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: Ending Impunity, Inspiring Hope: Creative Legal Strategies to Combat Rape in War

From June 12, 2014 11:00 until June 12, 2014 12:00

At London Excel Center, Discussion Room 5

Despite decades of concerted efforts to end sexual violence in war, it continues undeterred in conflicts globally. This panel will discuss successful, creative legal strategies that have been used around the world to ensure accountability and justice for women victims of sexual violence in armed conflict.


  • Janet Benshoof, President, Global Justice Center
  • Baroness Nicholson, Peer, House of Lords
  • Judge Hawar Hama Jhursheed Al-Jaf, Former Judge, Iraqi High Tribunal
  • Fiona Sampson, Executive Director, Equality Effect
  • Mercy Chidi, Executive Director, Ripples International
  • Moderator: Baroness Kennedy, Peer, House of Lords

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The Opinion Pages: "Rape as a Weapon in Syria"

Check out a letter to the Editor by Akila Radhakrishnan, Vice-President and Legal Director of GJC, in which she critiques the "3 Years Strife and Cruelty Put Syria in Free Fall" article that neglects to mention the use of rape as a weapon of war against women and girls.

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Norwegian Bar Association urges POTUS to lift abortion restrictions on humanitarian aid for female rape victims

The Norwegian Bar Association, representing over 90% of all Norwegian lawyers, including academic and government in a letter urged President Obama to issue an Executive Order ensuring that the US Helms amendment is in compliance with the rights of women raped in war, both civilians and servicewomen, to non-discriminatory medical care, including abortions, under the Geneva Conventions.

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