On Thursday, April 16th, an Op-ed written by Janet Benshoof was published on PassBlue.
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Today, at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, Ms. Illwad Elman, a Somali-Canadian social activist who works at the Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu, used GJC language and mentioned both IHL & abortion in her statement, saying:
“Implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL) in a gender responsive manner is key to enhancing the protection of civilians. Women must have equal access to accountability mechanisms, reparations and non-discriminatory medical care, including safe abortion and post-abortion care for survivors of sexual and gender based violence.”
This is the first time abortion was referenced in connection with the important right to non-discriminatory medical care and IHL at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
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Check out an article by Janet Benshoof, Founder and President of GJC, in which she talks about her unique approaches to fighting for women's rights and how her personal experiences have shaped her understanding of feminism and law practice.
The BMJ, a leading peer-reviews medical journal, quotes GJC President Janet Benshoof on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Check out an article by Janet Benshoof, Founder and President of GJC, in which she talks about the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the commitment of 120 countries to end secual violence and some of the things than need to be done to promote women's equality.