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With Our Gratitude to All of Our Amazing V-Activists, we celebrate 15 years in V-World!!
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Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda & Eve Issue Joint Statement "Rise Against Impunity"
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Eve are joining forces this International Women’s Day to escalate the fight to end impunity for perpetrators of gender crimes through combined efforts of advocacy and accountability, action and justice.
"We have chosen to come together to call on courts, governments, legal bodies to end impunity and hold perpetrators accountable. We are asking you to join us and rise to end impunity." - Prosecutor Bensouda and Eve Ensler.
To coincide with this call to action, we are urging activists to find and highlight examples of injustice and impunity in your community and begin to put pressure where it counts. Hold perpetrators accountable wherever they are.
"We have seen the power of one billion women and men breaking the silence, rising, healing trauma through dance and outrage, building global solidarity and energy, and rising on a scale never before seen. Next we must rise against impunity," stated Ensler.
"The investigation and prosecution of gender based crimes must be made a priority. Victims given a voice, their own voice to tell their stories and perpetrators must not go unpunished. Together we can send a clear, strong and consistent message that the use of violence against women as a tool in war is no longer acceptable," said Prosecutor Bensouda.
USE the new hashtag #rise2endimpunity starting today, 8 March.
READ the full Statement: “Rise Against Impunity” >