About us


The Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice 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 grassroots partners and associates across multiple conflict areas. Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) inform the voice of  Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice.


Advocating for accountability for and prosecution of SGBC and gender justice before the ICC and other mechanisms. Supporting survivors and building a gender justice field.


  • More inclusive gender justice

    In international and domestic laws, policies, practices, adjudications and jurisprudence.

  • Increased access to justice

    For survivors of sexual and gender-based crimes

  • Improved policies and practices

    For assistance and security for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

  • Greater participation of women

    In conflict resolution, recovery processes and transitional justice mechanisms

Are We

Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. We also have in-country partners in strategic locations in support of our country-based programmes. Women’s Initiatives’ work also includes legal monitoring programme for all ICC situation countries and cases including sexual and gender-based crimes.