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Statement for International Women’s Day 2015

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Today, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD), together with our 6,000 grassroots partners, associates and members, the majority of whom are living in armed conflict countries with situations under investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Women’s Initiatives is an international women’s human rights organisation that advocates for gender justice through the ICC and through domestic mechanisms, including peace negotiations and justice processes. On IWD we take stock of the progress made and also the challenges that remain in achieving legal recognition of women’s human rights around the world.

According to Judith Acana, Programme Officer, Uganda for the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, “over the past 10 years, we at the Women’s Initiatives have seen an increasing number of women and girls in armed conflicts demanding accountability for perpetrators of sexual and gender-based crimes, greater access to assistance and livelihood programmes for victims/survivors, and structural support to rebuild our communities and transform our societies.”

#IWD2015 #MakeItHappen

Read the full Statement by the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice and our partners in the DRC, Uganda and Sudan.

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