Justice for Women Forum, Forum Justice pour les Femmes

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On 6-8 October 2008, the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is hosting the Justice for Women Forum, an historic three-day meeting of 155 women’s rights and peace activists from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and Central African Republic. The four countries are the conflict situations currently under investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and where the Women’s Initiatives works with local women’s rights organizations and partners. The Forum will be an event where women can analyse, plan, strategise and envision an end to conflict, accountability for those who have committed violent crimes, reconciliation for communities at war with each other and sustainable peace.

The Forum aims to demonstrate solidarity with women activists and advocates in conflict situations; discuss regional perspectives, analysis and solutions regarding these intersecting conflicts; and, provide a venue for skills exchange and skills-building sessions on strategies for advancing women’s rights and justice during conflicts. The Forum also aims to draw international attention to the regional nature of these conflicts and the overlapping interests of governments, militia groups and other actors; build an international constituency of women advocating for gender justice; and, assess the impact of the ICC towards accountability, reconciliation and gender justice

The Forum will be held in Kampala, Uganda and will have simultaneous translation in three languages – English, French and Arabic. A number of advocates from around the world, partners, allies and donors will also participate and contribute to this exciting event.

See Programme and Information Document for the Forum.

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