Developing a working definition of “an act of sexual violence”

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The Rome Statute is the first instrument of international criminal law to expressly include crimes of  sexual violence. However, jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court (ICC) highlights the need for a working definition of what sexual violence could entail. Specifically, the ICC Legal framework lacks a …

Powerful declaration at UNSC from our DRC partner

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On 19 March 2018, Jeanine Bandu Bahati, Coordinator of the local women’s rights organisation Encadrement des Femmes Indigènes et des Ménages Vulnérables (EFIM) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), addressed the UN Security Council during a briefing on …

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Statement for International Women’s Day 2018

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Today, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD), together with our grassroots partners, associates and members, the majority of whom are living in countries with armed conflict. On IWD we applaud the courage of the many …

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