Dates: 20-21 April 2010
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Catalysed by the impending 10-year Review Conference on the Rome Statute and the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Nobel Women’s Initiative, in collaboration with the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice, convened a meeting of 50 women’s rights experts, gender experts, and legal practitioners to look at how to strengthen accountability for gender-based crimes. A shared global agenda for advancing gender justice was released at the end of the three-day meeting.
In conflict zones and fragile states inhumane political and military tactics subject women to devastating forms of gender-based violence. All the while, women are unable to have a say in the decisions impacting their lives. They are grossly under represented in governments worldwide and are being left out of peace processes. Yet, despite all attempts to silence them, women around the world can be heard tirelessly speaking up for peace, justice and equality for themselves, their families and their communities.
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Day 1, Session 1: Peace Talks – Strategies and outcomes
Day 1, Session 2: Prosecutions and Jurisprudence – What have we achieved and what remains to be done
Day 1, Session 3: Women’s rights and peace advocates in conflict situations and fragile states.
Day 2, Session 1: Mandates and opportunities for justice and peace
Informal Introduction to the International Criminal Court