Although 100% of cases currently before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague involve crimes of gender based violence committed in Africa, only 4% of ICC lawyers are women from that continent. The ICC is hoping to change this with a campaign to recruit African women lawyers to represent both victims and defendants at the court.
By Hélène Michaud
“Most of the victims said: she understands us better because she’s a woman and a mother.”
Africa needs more lawyers like Carine Bapita.