Gender Persecution: Why Labels Matter

In this new Just Security article, IIIM Deputy Head, Michelle Jarvis, delves into a crucial aspect of justice often overlooked: the recognition of gender as a discriminatory driver of violence and atrocity. Referencing recent precedents and frameworks like the IIIM’s Gender Strategy, Ms. Jarvis, makes the case for why this approach matters. Failing to employ a gender lens risks misunderstanding the impact of crimes on communities and undermines the accurate assessment needed to deliver inclusive justice. 

Read the article here, to explore the strategic measures that accountability institutions can adopt, as we all strive to strengthen international justice responses to gender persecution crimes.