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The Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic Raises Awareness on Teen Pregnancy in the Dominican Republic

The Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) organized a screening of the short documentary “Adrift” (A la Deriva) in order to raise awareness on teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic. According to elCaribe, the documentary portrays the “sad reality of pregnant teenagers in the country.” Participants included judicial officers, representatives from women’s rights organizations, AJURD members, lawyers, students, and family
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IAWJ Starts Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking (BEST) Project

IAWJ has partnered with LUMOS Foundation (LUMOS) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to implement a 3-year program entitled “Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking (BEST)” funded by USAID-Haiti. The program aims to (1) better coordinate government systems and responses for countering trafficking in persons (TIP); (2) deliver a multi-sector, multi-stakeholder behavior change communications campaign to shift knowledge, attitudes, and practices of target audiences nationwide;
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IAWJ Starts Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking (BEST) Project

Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

On July 30th and 31st 2019, the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) convened a Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 2019 in recognition of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on July 30.  The initiative for organizing the regional conference emanated from
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Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

Watch the Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

The IAWJ, in collaboration with the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD), the Dominican Republic’s (DR) Constitutional Court (TC), the DR’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX), the DR’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE), the Dominican Council of the Judicial Power, IAWJ affiliated associations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States Embassy in the DR is hosting a Regional Latin
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IAWJ Members Participated in the Sixth Africa Regional Judges Forum to discuss HIV, Tuberculosis, and Human Rights

IAWJ members Justice Gifty Adjei-Addo, of the Human Rights Courts of Ghana and Hon. Naa Adoley Azu, former justice of the High Court of Ghana, participated in the Sixth Annual Africa Regional Judges Forum, in Johannesburg this June to discuss the progress, challenges, and latest developments in the region’s response to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) from a human rights perspective. According to UNDP,
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IAWJ and CHAIFEJ’s Project Included in US Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

The US Department of State recently published its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. In the chapter on Haiti, the report addresses the program that the Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ (CHAIFEJ) conducted in the country on Combatting Human Trafficking in Haiti, with IAWJ support. Our protect recently had its closing ceremony. The report states, The magistrates school, together with the assistance of another
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IAWJ and CHAIFEJ’s Project Included in US Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

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