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Regional Conferences 2013
Latin America and Caribbean Regional Conference
Iguazu, Argentina

Over 250 judges from Latin America and the Caribbean came together for the 2013 IAWJ Latin America and Caribbean Regional Conference on March 15th and 16th, in Iguazu, Argentina. The meeting was hosted by the Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AWJA) to allow participants to exchange their experiences and knowledge to advance equality and access to justice for women around the world. 

Topics covered at the 2013 Latin America and Caribbean Regional Meeting included The Politics of the Supreme Court on Domestic Violence, Gender as a Condition of Vulnerability in Access to Justice, Gender Equality in the Election of the Supreme Judicial Body, and Ecofeminism and Justice.

Learn more about the conference here.
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Regional Conferences
The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) has member in five different regions of the world; Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East, and North America.

Every other year these regions have their own biennial regional conferences. These conferences take place on the off years between the IAWJ's International Biennial Conferences and provide the attendees with a venue to discuss issues important to the attendees and the organization, and provide an important networking opportunity.

Asia/Pacific Regional Conference
Auckland, New Zealand

The Asia/Pacific Regional Conference, hosted by the New Zealand Association of Women Judges, was held from May 9th to 12th, 2013, at The Langham hotel in New Zealand's largest City, Auckland. About 160 judges from over 20 countries participated in this event. 

Topics covered at the 2013 Asia/Pacific Regional Conference included culture and human rights, sextortion, alternative court structures, and child exploitation.

Learn more about the conference here.
7th IAWJ Africa Regional Conference
Abuja, Nigeria

The 7th IAWJ African Regional Conference was hosted this year by the National Association of Women Judges - Nigeria in Abuja from June 27th to the 29th at the Federal Judicial Service Commission Conference Hall. The theme of the African Regional Conference was Gender Based Violence: A Human Rights Violation.

The panels discussions and talks at the African Regional Conference included Look into Sexual Violence Against Children, Gender Based Violence, Access to Justice by Victims and Witnesses, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, A Key Weapon in the War to Combat Gender Based Violence, and Human Trafficking: A Grave Violation of Human RightsThe Role of Judges.In addition to the panels and talks, some other events at the conference included a dinner and cultural night at the JD Leisure Center, Maitama, a city tour which included a visit to the Nike Art Gallery, the Bwari Pottery center, and a picnic.

Learn more about the conference here.
Regional Conferences 2015
IAWJ Asia and the Pacific Regional Conference 
​Tagatay City, Philippines
The IAWJ Asia/Pacific Regional Conference, hosted by the Philippines Women Judges Association, was held in Tagatay City, Philippines, from 12-15 May, 2015.

To learn more about the conference, read the IAWJ Asia/Pacific Regional Conference Report by Justice Susan Glazebrook, IAWJ Director of the Asia/Pacific Region & International Board Member.

Latin America and Caribbean Regional Conference 
Sao Paulo, Brazil

The «International Seminar of Latin America and Caribbean Women Judges and Women Human Rights» was held in São Paulo, Brazil on October 21-22, 2015 and was hosted by the Brazil Chapter of the IAWJ.

More information including the conference program, can be found on the CBIAWJ website.

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Regional Conference
Tunis, Tunisia 
This conference took place from March 27th to 29th, 2015 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Tunis, Tunisia on the theme “The Independence of the Judiciary and the role of women judges.” Women judges from 8 jurisdictions participated including: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Hungary and the USA. The meeting was held in conjunction with the IAWJ’s ILAC (International Legal Assistance Consortium) MENA program on ‘Strengthening Women Judges’ Capacity to Provide Judicial Leadership on Gender and Access to Justice’. 

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Africa Regional Conference 
Pretoria, South Africa

The Africa Regional Conference, " Empowering Women, empowering communities: Let’s make it happen,” was hosted by the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) in cooperation with the IAWJ. It took place from August 7th-10th, 2015 at the University of South Africa (UNISA) Campus, Tshwane in Pretoria, South Africa.

Conference Information


Regional Conferences 2017
Africa Regional Conference 
​Nairobi, Kenya
The conference will take place at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi under the theme "Women Judges Enabling Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities, Strategies & Challenges."​
Dates: May 16-20, 2017
Registration Opens: Now Open
Contact person Angelica Omondi
Email: info@kwja.org
Conference Website: LINK   

North America Regional Conferences 


National Association of Women Judges - USA
NAWJ-USA is planning a cruise on the cruise line Holland American. 
Location: Cruise from Boston, Massachusetts, USA to Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dates: May 20-27, 2017
Registration Opens: Now Open (Earlybird rate ends December 31, 2016)
Contact: Marie Komisar, NAWJ-USA Executive Director
Email: mkomisar@nawj.org
Event Website: LINK  

Canadian Chapter of the IAWJ Annual Meeting
Dates: June 6-9, 2017
Additional Information: Space in the program is limited, but if you have interest in attending, please contact Julie Begbie of the NJI at jbegbie@nji-inm.ca for additional details.


IAWJ Asia and the Pacific Regional Conference 
Sydney, Australia 
This meeting will be held in conjunction with National Conference of the Australian Association of Women Judges. The theme of the conference is Impacts of Judging: An Asia Pacific Perspective.

Dates: April 27-30, 2017
Registration Opens: November 1, 2016
Contact: Judge Robyn Tupman
Email: judge.tupman@courts.nsw.gov.au
Conference Website: LINK  

Latin America and the Caribbean 
Mexico City, Mexico

Hosted by IAWJ-Mexico, the third Latin America and Caribbean Regional Conference is sponsored by the Mexico Supreme Court of Justice. The theme of this conference is "Equality: Through the View of Justice." The conference will focused on: Gender-based violence, migration, treatment of people and cyberbullying. 

Dates: September 12-13, 2017
Registration Opens: Now Open
Contact: reunionregional@mail.scjn.gob.mx

More information on the conference can be found here: EnglishSpanish
Registration Forms can be found here: EnglishSpanishFrench