Janet Benshoof, President and Founder of the Global Justice Center, is interviewed by Feminist International Radio Endeavour (FIRE) on the 6th anniversary of UN Resolution 1325.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 17, 2096
[NEW YORK, NY] – Janet Benshoof, Director and Founder of New York-based NGO Global Justice Center, presented the keynote address at the Women’s Bar Association (WBA) Gala on October 17, 2006. Approximately 1000 members of the legal community attended the event held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
Janet Benshoof, Global Justice Center President, is quoted by Women's eNews in an article on demanding justice for women who suffered from gender-based sexual crimes under the regime of Saddam Hussein.
Women are lobbying the Iraqi tribunal--the court trying the war crimes of Saddam Hussein's Baathist regime--to prosecute crimes against women. Iraqi women involved in the effort are concealing their identities out of fear of retribution.
(WOMENSENEWS)--A prominent women's group in Iraq, along with advocates of international law in the United States, are beginning to demand justice for thousands of Iraqi women who suffered under the regime of Saddam Hussein.
2006: This fact sheet contains a summary of reported incidents of rape and gender-based abuse in Iraq during the Saddam regime.