The Accountability Unit is an independent NGO which advances conflict related gender based rights through litigation, advocacy, research and mentoring. We work with partners in countries where there is an urgent need to legally support women, girls and others facing severe human rights violations because of their gender.

Our vision is the abolition of conflict related sexual violence and gender based harm. With that in mind we seek to: obtain legal redress for survivors of gender based rights violations in conflict settings; hold to account perpetrators of conflict related sexual violence; and advance gender mainstreaming and awareness of gender based rights.

ABOUT US

We seek to promote, protect and enforce the human rights of people who are the victims of violations due to their sex or socially constructed gender roles.  Learn more → 


We seek to promote, protect and enforce the human rights of people who are the victims of violations due to their sex or socially constructed gender roles. 

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OUR WORK

Our work is strategically geared towards towards defending the human rights of oppressed individuals, vulnerable groups and minorities. Read more → 


Our work is strategically geared towards towards defending the human rights of oppressed individuals, vulnerable groups and minorities.

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Our latest Brief Note on Revisions to Turkish Legislation on the Sexual Abuse of Children. We assess the dilution of protection for children and provide recommendations going forward. Link: http://bit.ly/2k1ESfK

The difference in the way that the law treats women now is incredible compared to how it used to be. In the past, when you represented a woman who had been abused, the court used to say it didn’t want to know about her past, it only wanted to judge her on the present. But if you don’t contextualise a woman’s history of abuse, then she will simply not get justice.
— Baroness Helena Kennedy QC (Patron)