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
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.