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Nina Suomalainen
Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response
Nina Suomalainen

As the new Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response, I am proud of the many ways JRR is committed to advancing gender parity in the international justice arena. Not only are JRR experts improving the quality of investigations of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict situations, but the JRR Roster itself is comprised of more than 50% women. I am pleased that the JRR Roster continues to be widely used by the international community in its efforts to create more inclusive and gender-sensitive approaches to justice for the worst crimes known to humanity.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Further improve gender balance in Justice Rapid Response’s work, by achieving a minimum of 50% women experts deployed on missions at the end of 2018.

  • Strengthen gender mainstreaming in Justice Rapid Response’s work by providing Sexual and Gender-based Violence Justice expertise to over 50% of JRR missions conducted in 2018.