Who we are

Mission: The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice works globally to ensure justice for women and an independent and effective International Criminal Court.

The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (Women’s Initiatives) is an international women’s human rights organisation that advocates for gender justice through the International Criminal Court (ICC) and through domestic mechanisms, including peace negotiations and justice processes. We work with women most affected by the conflict situations under investigation by the ICC, and collaborate with more than 6,000 grassroots partners, associates and members across multiple armed conflicts. Victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence inform the voice of the Women’s Initiatives.

Key Objectives:

Our objectives are aimed at increasing the health, well-being, sense of security, and voice of women, in order to bring about gender justice and an independent and effective ICC. Key objectives and outcomes include:

  • More inclusive gender justice in international and domestic laws, policies, practices, adjudications and jurisprudence and building a gender justice field.
  • Increased numbers of victims/survivors obtaining access to justice;
  • Improved policies, practices and interventions for assistance and security for victims/survivors;
  • Greater integration of gender issues and participation of women, including as beneficiaries, in conflict resolution and recovery processes, and transitional justice mechanisms.

Where we work:

The Women’s Initiatives has offices in Kampala and Amolatar, Uganda and The Hague, the Netherlands. We also have in-country focal points and partners in strategic locations in support of our country-based programmes in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Sudan, Libya, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Kenya. The Women’s Initiatives’ work also includes a legal monitoring programme for all ICC Situation countries: Uganda, the DRC, Sudan, the CAR (Situations I and II), Kenya, Libya, the Côte d’Ivoire and Mali.