October 3, 2017 to October 5, 2017

The GQual conference is taking place in The Hague, Netherlands from October 3 to 5 for a series of lively and engaging discussions and workshops that seek to shape academic research and policies slated to increase the participation of women in international tribunals and monitoring bodies.

Two years ago, the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) came together with representatives of States, and internationally renowned scholars, lawyers, jurists and activists, to launch the GQUAL Campaign at UN Headquarters in New York City. 

GQual’s goal was to raise awareness about the under-representation of women affecting virtually all international tribunals and monitoring bodies. Many of these institutions play key roles in developing international law, human rights, international relations, and cooperation. Since then, GQUAL has grown into a leading platform advocating for gender parity in international justice.

In response to the 2016 elections of the Committee on the Rights of persons with disabilities, which did not leave space to other women members, last year, the International Disability Alliance, International Disability and Development Consortium and GQual also created a call for action to promote gender parity within the CRPD Committee, all treaty bodies and international and regional organisations, which successfully collected hundreds of endorsements among a great numbers of treaty bodies’ members, academia, NGOs, UN Agencies and individuals.

All the women members of the current CRPD Committee. Diane Richler and Moreen Piggot for GQual Campaign

On the second anniversary of the campaign, GQUAL is convening a diverse group of people from all over the world. The goal is  to approve an Action Plan that will build upon the strategies found in the GQUAL Declaration and effectively #ChangethePicture of International Justice.

More information on the GQual conference available at the following link:


Address: The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR Den Haag Netherlands

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 The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR Den Haag Netherlands