50 Years of Ms.: The Pathfinding Magazine that Ignited a Revolution


  • Akila Radhakrishnan (President, Global Justice Center)
  • Eleanor Smeal (President and cofounder, the Feminist Majority Foundation)
  • Ileana Jimenez (Educator and editor of, Kathy Spillar (Executive editor of Ms. and executive director, Feminist Majority Foundation)
  • Premilla Nadasen (Barnard College history professor and Ms. contributor)
  • Cynthia Lopez HC (CEO of New York Women in Film & Television and Hunter College Foundation trustee)

Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity: Takeaways and Next Steps for Civil Society

On 18 November 2022, the U.N. General Assembly’s Sixth Committee adopted a draft resolution on the International Law Commission (ILC)’s 2019 Draft Articles on Crimes Against Humanity. Co-sponsored by 86 States, the resolution establishes a two-year time frame for the exchange of ‘substantive views’ on ‘all aspects’ of the draft articles, including two ‘intersessional’ resumed convenings of the Sixth Committee in ‘an interactive format’ in April 2023 and 2024.

The purpose of this webinar is to gather and share key takeaways from the Sixth Committee’s April 2023 resumed session on the ILC’s Draft Articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity. The webinar will convene civil society experts in international law who have closely tracked the development of the draft articles – and the trends at the resumed session – to highlight key developments and challenges during the session, strategize on how to advance to a convention, and share ideas to continue to improve the draft articles’ substance, including on sexual and gender-based crimes.

Catalyzing Change: Ongwen, Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes, and Intersection

A two-day conference discussing the ICC’s ONGWEN case, feminist approaches to norm-setting and redressing gender-based international crimes sponsored by Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights, Cardozo International and Comparative Law Journal, the Emergent Justice Collective, the Global Justice Center, Tallawah Justice for Women, and UN Women.

Join us for a lively discussion of how the ground-breaking International Criminal Court’s Appeals Chamber ruling in Prosecutor v. Dominic Ongwen impacts intersectional feminist approaches to norm-setting and redressing sexual and gender-based crimes in international law. These discussions will center Ugandan-driven policy, legal, and advocacy work while uplifting the expertise gained through lived experiences.

Human Rights Crisis: Abortion in the United States after Dobbs

On April 18, 2023, the Global Justice Center, Pregnancy Justice, the National Birth Equity Collaborative, Physicians for Human Rights — and advised by Foley Hoag LLP — published a briefing paper that highlights original research and physician testimony from the first submission to UN human rights mandate holders following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.

To launch this paper, experts from these organizations will gather for a webinar on the briefing paper’s landmark investigation into the unprecedented crisis unleashed by the Supreme Court’s ruling. The March 2, 2023 submission to UN human rights mandate holders was signed by more than 190+ organizations and spearheaded by the Global Justice Center, Pregnancy Justice, the National Birth Equity Collaborative, Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and advised by Foley Hoag LLP.

Women’s Rights and Backsliding Democracies

  • Alejandra Cardenas – Senior Director of Legal Strategies, Innovation, and Research, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Negina Khalili – Visiting Professor, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law; former Chief Prosecutor of Elimination of Violence and Harassment Against Women, Attorney General's Office, Republic of Afghanistan; former Professor of Law, Rana University, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Christine Ryan – Legal Director, Global Justice Center
  • Yifat Susskind – Executive Director, MADRE
  • Moderator: Meg Satterthwaite ‘99 – Professor of Clinical Law; Faculty Director, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights, NYU Law; UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers