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In Preparation for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons, IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic met with Judicial Leaders of the Dominican Republic

This week, representatives from the IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) met with the President of the Constitutional Court, Hon. Milton Ray Guevara, and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (DR) to prepare for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons. The IAWJ, the Association of Women
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IAWJ Delegation Goes to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

New York, USA | The IAWJ was pleased to have a delegation of women judges at the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, the theme was “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Our delegation was comprised of 34 members from 17
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IAWJ Delegation Goes to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

IAWJ member, Hon. Maguy Florestal Recommended by the Senate for Appointment by the Court of Cassation

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Judge Maguy Florestal, IAWJ member from Haiti, was recommended by the Senate, among other judges, to be appointed by the Court of Cassation. According to Vanessa Dalzon, the writer of the Balistrad, Hon. Maguy Florestal should be remembered for her life dedicated to the judiciary, as a respected judge and as a model for other women in the judiciary. Maguy
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IAWJ member, Hon. Maguy Florestal Recommended by the Senate for Appointment by the Court of Cassation

Our Project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti Had its Closing Ceremony in January

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Human trafficking is an important issue for the IAWJ. In partnership with our Chapter in Haiti (CHAIFEJ), we have been fighting human trafficking in Haiti since October 2015. While Haiti developed a law to prevent human trafficking, punish traffickers, and support victims, the challenge was to ensure its vigorous and proper application. To address this, CHAIFEJ and the IAWJ lead
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Our Project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti Had its Closing Ceremony in January

IAWJ Member, Justice Wavny Toussaint, Interviewed for Caribbean Life News

New York, USA | IAWJ Member, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wavny Toussaint, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, was interviewed for Caribbean Life News. In her interview, she encouraged young people interested in pursuing law careers to follow their dreams because “nothing is impossible.” Justice Toussaint was the first Trinidadian to become a judge in New York. After a lost election in 1999,
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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Training on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Our member association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), continues conducting training for judges on human trafficking in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Training on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

IAWJ’s Chapter in Haiti Holds Media Training in Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | The IAWJ’s member association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), held a workshop for journalists called “Let’s fight human trafficking in Haiti.” The goal of the workshop was for judges to give tips to journalists on how to report  and investigate human trafficking in the country.  Watch a short clip of the training below.

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | IAWJ’s Member Association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), is conducting training for newly appointed judges this week in Port-au-Prince from Monday, October 29, to Wednesday, October 31. The training is part of our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti and is focused on combating trafficking in persons (TIP) in the country. Specifically, judges are being
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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Saint-Marc

Our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti is conducting justice sector training on combating trafficking in persons in Saint-Marc this week. The training focuses on identification of TIP cases and improved coordination between Judges, Prosecutors, Police, and Social Workers in Haiti.  Trainers and trainees with a Judicial Superior Counsel Member

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Saint-Marc