March 08, 1976

International Tribunal on Crimes against Women

Inspired by the International War Crimes Tribunal, a people’s tribunal on crimes committed in the Vietnam War that took place in 1967, feminist activists organized the International Tribunal on Crimes against Women to make public the multitude of crimes committed against women all around the world. It also sought to bring an alternative, more radical feminist perspective to the UN’s International Women’s Year. Activists organized hearings on the abuse of women in many countries throughout 1975-76, and over 2000 women from 40 countries came together in Brussels to hear testimonies about experiences of women’s oppression and violence and to denounce the abuse of women in its many forms.

Category: Movement Activism