Events

Yezidi Genocide Remembrance and Panel Discussion

August 1, 2018 | 2:30 - 4:00 pm

At UN WOMEN

August 3rd marks the fourth anniversary of ISIS’s attack on the Yezidi community in Sinjar, the beginning of their genocidal campaign against the Yezidi people. Four years on, the genocide is ongoing and Yezidis are still waiting for any measure of justice or accountability.

On Wednesday, August 1st, join the Free Yezidi Foundation, the Global Justice Center, UN Women & the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict as we discuss how to ensure justice and accountability for the genocide and make sure that women are at the center of conflict resolution.

Speakers:

  • Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaExecutive Director, UN Women
  • Ms. Pramila PattenSpecial Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • Ms. Pari IbrahimExecutive Director, Free Yezidi Foundation
  • Moderator: Ms. Akila Radhakrishnan | President, Global Justice Center

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GJC President (acting) Speaks at the Feminist Majority Foundation's National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00pm

At Washington, DC

Sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the 2018 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will provide young activists with the opportunity to network, grow their knowledge on pertinent domestic and global feminist issues, and fine-tune their organizing methodology.  Young feminist activists from around the nation come together to discuss issues including (but definitely not limited to) reproductive justice, eco-feminism, intersectionality and identity-based activism, campus organizing tactics and methods, violence against women, ballot measures and political organizing, social media and web-based activism, and global women’s rights and health. GJC President (acting) Akila Radhakrishnan will be speaking on the harm caused by US abortion restrictions. 

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Join GJC At the 2018 Women's March

Join GJC in marching in honor of our fearless leader, Janet Benshoof, in the Women's March on New York City - Saturday, January 20th. 

Details:

  • We will meet at 10:00 AM in front of Fordham Law School.
  • If you would like to attend please RSVP here.
  • We will provide hats and signs but feel free to make and bring your own.

Using International Law to Advance Women's Rights in the United States

Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

At Fordham University School of Law 150 West 62nd Street, New York City

GJC hosted a panel at ASIL's International Law Weekend exploring how international law, particularly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), can be used to bolster and strengthen women’s rights under domestic law in the United States. Moderated by Tracy Higgins, Professor of Law, Fordham University and featuring panelists, Janet Benshoof, President and Founder, Global Justice Center; Founder, Center for Reproductive Rights; Previous Director, ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project, Jamil Dakwar, Director, Human Rights Program, American Civil Liberties Union and June Zeitlin, Director, Human Rights Policy, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, The Leadership Conference Education Fun.