International Law Society, LA RAZA Student Association, Black Law Students Association, and Women’s Law Association at Golden Gate University School of Law held a panel discussion on crimes against women and the #MeToo movement. As panelists, ESJF’s Sung Sohn, Professors Benedetta Duramy and Naomi Arriaza, and political journalist Ann Garrison discussed war crimes against women from different vantage points and from different time periods. Through discussions and discourse on the nature and different manifestations of war crimes against women worldwide ranging from Asia, Latin America, especially Guatemala, and Africa, a need for collective and active awareness of crimes against women became even more clear. A comprehensive and close examination of the underlying causes of the dehumanizing crimes committed is needed for the elimination of crimes against women. The discussion had a large turnout of students, faculty, and outside members of the public.
ESJF thanks GGU for holding a much-needed and engaging panel discussion!