The main focus of the Coalition?s work is :
- to promote the adequate prosecution of perpetrators of crimes of gender violence in transitional justice systems based in Africa, in order to create precedents that recognise violence against women in conflict situations
- help find ways to obtain justice for women survivors of sexual violence
Coalition News! Archive
October 30, 2007
Julienne Lusenge (SOFEPADI) is doing an interview with Pierre Maisonneuve (Radio-Canada)
Hear the interview on Radio-Canada's Website (French only)
October 25, 2007
Coalition for Women's Human Rights in Conflict Situations was pleased to learn of the arrest of Germain Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Read the Press Release
May 15, 2007
Groundbreaking Global Campaign for Women's and Girls' Right to a Remedy and Reparation
For more information
The Declaration is now available in 4 languages:
Français | English | Español | ????????
Women's Right to Reparation : background paper for the Nairobi Meeting - 19 to 21 of May, 2007
For more information (PDF, 345K)
Montreal : Rwanda Genocide Screening - North American Premiere
'Tuez les tous!' Rwanda : histoire d'un génocide 'sans importance'
On the occasion of the commemoration of the Tutsi genocide, Rights & Democracy, in collaboration with the Coalition for Women's Human Rights in Conflict Situations and Page-Rwanda is pleased to present a documentary by Raphaël Glucksmann, David Hazan and Pierre Mezerette.
This exceptional documentary, presented for the first time in North America in which investigation, historical context and interviews with key-actors of this tragedy is intertwined with heartrending testimonies of survivors.
Monday, 16 April 2007, 7 p.m.
Cinémathèque québécoise, salle Claude-Jutra
335, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
'Failed DRC Investigations by the ICC claim NGOs'
Press release by CCJT and WIGJ.
'Your Justice is too Slow - Will the ICTR fail Rwanda's Rape Victims?
' by Binaifer Nowrojee
This paper offers an examination of international justice from the perspective of rape survivors from the Rwandan genocide, and exposes the squandered opportunities that have characterized sexual violence prosecutions over the past decade at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR).
(PDF 412 KB)
Source : UNRISD ( http://www.unrisd.org/
The Final Report of the First African Regional Consultation on Violence Against Women
(PDF 2367 KB)
Title: Supranational Criminal Prosecution of Sexual Violence:
The ICC and the Practice of the ICTY and the ICTR
The latest publication from the School of Human Rights Research Series addresses sexual violence in transitional justice systems. Author makes extensive use of Coalition documentation.
Anne-Marie L.M. de Brouwer
- ISBN 90-5095-533-9
Betty Murungi, awarded the 2005 International Advocate for Peace Award for her work with the Coalition and Urgent Action Fund-Africa in Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
ICTR Decision on the Admissibility of the Expert Testimony of Dr. Binaifer Nowrojee in Case C. Bizimungu et al., July 8, 2005 (PDF 366 KB)
Coalition member Binaifer Nowrojee testified before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as an expert witness on sexual violence committed during the Rwandan genocide. Read the transcripts from the trial of the Prosecutor of the Tribunal v. Case C. Bizimungu et al. (ICTR-99-50-T).
Transcript May 16th (Word 358 KB)
Transcript May 17th (Word 345 KB)
Transcript May 18th (Word 149 KB)
Letter to Chief Prosecutor Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, International Criminal Court, on Indictment Relating to Crimes of Sexual Violence Committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Annex: Public Records on sexual violence perpetrated in Ituri, Kivus, oriental Povince et in Maniema (DRC) Since the 1st of July 2002.