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 more than 6,000 grassroots partners, associates and members across multiple armed conflicts. Victims/survivors of sexual and gender-based violence inform the voice of the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice.


Advocating for accountability and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) crimes and gender justice before the International Criminal Court (ICC) and domestic courts and mechanisms.
Supporting victims/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 victim and survivors of gender-based crimes

  • Improved polices and practices

    For assistance and security for victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence
  • Greater participation of women

    In conflict resolution, recovery process and transitional justice mechanism

Are We

The Women’s Initiatives has offices based in The Hague, The Netherlands. We also have in-country focal points and partners in strategic locations in support of our country-based programmes in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Women’s Initiatives’ work also includes an extensive legal monitoring programme for all ICC Situation countries and cases including sexual and gender-based crimes.