GJC in the News

On The Issues, “Justice for Aung San Suu Kyi: End Male Power Structures"

WINTER, 2010: On the Issues publishes an article by GJC founder and President Janet Benshoof, titled "Justice for Aung San Suu Kyi: End Male Power Structures."

This article discusses the unfair imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi, but also the steps that need to be taken to right the injustice to her, Burma and the global community. These steps do not end with freeing her and giving her a place as an elected official; they also need to include gender equality in power structures. As the article explains, justice is a right and all women should be given access to it.

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MADRE, "When Will the US Ratify the Women's Rights Convention?"

MADRE quotes GJC President Janet Benshoof as she explains how the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee aims to weaken the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) by including a set of conditions that jeopardize access to reproductive health. 

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Far Eastern Economic Review, "A Letter to Ban Ki-moon"

The Far Eastern Economic Review published a letter to Ban Ki-moon written by GJC President Janet Benshoof and U Aung Htoo, in which they urge the Secretary-General to address the violations of international humanitarian law that have been ignored by Myanmar.

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Chances Improve for Ratification of CEDAW

Women Under Siege quotes GJC President Janet Benshoof on the issue of U.S. ratification of CEDAW with the 2002 reservation on abortion intact, which would prevent women from accessing reproductive health services. 

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