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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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GJC Side Event to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict: Women’s Piece of Peace: An Interactive Event on Gender and Post-Conflict Negotiations

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 18:00 - 19:30

At London ExCel Center, Discussion Room 6

Women are regularly excluded from peace processes around the world. This interactive event will simulate a peace negotiation, with participants playing the role of opposing parties in a conflict in which sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war, in order to highlight challenges and explore solutions.

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GJC Hosts High-Level Panel on Sexual Violence in Burma at the United Nations

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:00pm-4:30pm

At UN Secretariat, Room 9

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 the Global Justice Center, together with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Amnesty International and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security hosted a side event to the Security Council Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence. The interactive panel included distinguished guests such as Naw K’nyaw Paw, Secretary of the Karen Women’s Organization and grassroots activist working on empowering women and assisting sexual violence survivors in Burma; H.E. Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; and H.E. David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations. The panel was moderated by Nicole Bjerler of Amnesty International.

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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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