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November 2023



From 16 – 18 November, Asia Justice Coalition and the Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC

University, jointly organised a Systems Mapping Workshop for emerging women legal practitioners

in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a part of the four-year AJC- Co-Impact project that aims to increase

avenues to international justice and accountability through women-centered and women-led legal

interventions, participants discussed challenges and barriers in international law and focused on 3

thematic areas; the rights of refugees, migrants and IDPs; international criminal justice mechanisms;

and transitional and restorative justice.


 

On 13 and 14 November, the Asia Justice Coalition participated in the Reykjavik Global Forum, held

in Iceland. The annual event brought together influential leaders to discuss best practices for

achieving equality in various fields. AJC Secretariat Head Dr. Priya Pillai attended the Forum focusing

on women’s leadership and equality.


 



On 28 November, the Asia Justice Coalition participated in Legal Action Worldwide’s roundtable on

gender justice in the Asia-Pacific region. AJC Project Manager Sangeetha Yogendran spoke about the

Secretariat’s work on gender justice and highlighted the Women Leaders in International Justice

and Accountability (WIJA) project, working to empower women leaders and increase avenues to

international justice and accountability through women-led and women-centered legal

interventions.


 


On 2 November, AJC Secretariat Head Dr Priya Pillai joined a panel discussion on “The participation

of civil society in the promotion and protection of human rights” with Sarah Jamal as part of the

ASEAN & Human Rights Conclave hosted by the Paris Human Rights Centre. Dr Pillai talked about

Cambodia, the Philippines, and Myanmar in relation to international justice proceedings.

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