New Strategic Accountability Project

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In 2017, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is launching a new strategic accountability project in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, to support greater accountability for conflict-related sexual and gender-based crimes. The primary focus is on consultations, …

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Trial starts for LRA Commander

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Tomorrow, the trial against LRA commander Dominic Ongwen will commence before the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ongwen is charged with 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the highest number of charges ever brought by the Office of …

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The ICC and Africa: One Decade on

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In September 2016, African Legal Aid (AFLA) published ‘The International Criminal Court and Africa: One Decade On’. According to AFLA, while the ICC can be said to contribute to criminal justice in Africa, it is hard to deny that the …

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Palestinian NGOs disappointed with ICC visit

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A coalition of Palestinian women’s human rights and peace advocates have responded with disappointment to the recent visit by the ICC Office of the Prosecutor to Palestine and Israel. According to the statement below, the Coalition is disappointed that the …

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ICC to visit Palestine

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On 5 October, the ICC Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) released a statement regarding a visit by a delegation from the Office to Palestine and Israel from 5-10 October, 2016. According to the statement, the purpose of the visit by …

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Statement on DRC massacre

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Pour la version française, voir ci-dessous. Following the massacre that took place on 13-14 August 2016 in the territory of Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice DRC focal points have issued …

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