The Global Justice Center's role is pushing the boundaries. They are bold and unencumbered in their advocacy, and use innovative, creative approaches.
Barbara Crane | Former Executive Vice President for Technical Leadership and Advocacy, Ipas
The Global Justice Center takes an innovative approach to international law, recognizing opportunities to create gender equality in the law and pushing the envelope on existing precedents.
Gretchen Freeman Cappio | Board Member, Global Justice Center; Partner, Keller Rohrback Law Offices LLP
Everything we have learned over the past decade—both in our successes and our setbacks—forms the arsenal of legal tools, advocacy know-how, and outside-the-box thinking that sets the Global Justice Center apart.
Akila Radhakrishnan | President, Global Justice Center
We Fought for Reproductive Rights
We have never been afraid to take risks and make long-term investments to ensure that access to safe abortion is recognized as a fundamental right and, especially in the context of today’s backlashes to women’s rights, remains on the international agenda. With expertise in international law and access to global fora such as the UN Security Council, we bring unique and critical skills to this fight.
This year, we pushed major donor countries and funders to change their policies and explicitly communicate to their grantees that their funds may, and indeed must, be used to provide safe abortions to girls and women raped in war. We also continued to build the normative framework to ensure that abortion is provided as a matter of right and proudly partnered with diverse organizations working to oppose US abortion restrictions both at home and abroad.
We Demanded Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
The prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence, often with no accountability, is a central barrier in the global fight for gender equality. With increasing attacks on the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other accountability mechanisms, the widespread and persistent use of rape as a weapon of war in places like Burma and Iraq, and a political environment hostile to the international human rights framework, our work is more important than ever.
In 2018, we continued to address key barriers to justice and accountability for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence at the domestic and international levels, and worked to strengthen national legal mechanisms and systems to achieve gender justice.