Corruption

IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Participated as a Panelist in the 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC)

The 19th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) took place virtually from November 30 – through December 5, 2020, and gave prominence to sextortion by featuring two workshops on issues related to it. On December 4, Gender, COVID-19 and Corruption: Mainstreaming Gender in Policy Responses to the Pandemic focused on how the impact of the pandemic and the global recession that will follow make women
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A Brief Overview of the UNODC Global Judicial Integrity Network’s Recent Activities

1) The Global Judicial Integrity Network was one of the winning teams in the Gender Equity Track at the AI for Good Global Summit. The Network presented a project focused on preventing gender bias and discrimination in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems used in judiciaries. The project is focused on developing, launching, and maintaining a practical framework of global recommendations that judiciaries can use
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A Brief Overview of the UNODC Global Judicial Integrity Network’s Recent Activities

IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Participated in a Virtual Forum on Sextortion

On July 1, IAWJ Senior Advisor Nancy Hendry participated in a virtual forum on “Sextortion”, hosted by the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) and the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA). The international conversation featured experts from Africa, Europe, and the United States, who talked about how sextortion manifests itself, the challenges in gathering data, and the most effective ways
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IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Participated in a Virtual Forum on Sextortion

A Brief Overview of the IAWJ – Kenya Chapter (IAWJ – KC)’s Activities since October 2019

National Gender-Based Violence Conference The IAWJ – Kenya Chapter was represented by the Hon. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa, Vice-President of the IAWJ – Kenya Chapter and of the Secretariat at the National Gender-Based Violence Conference themed “The Missing Agenda- Accountability Towards Prevention and Response to GBV” on October 16 – 17, 2019. The conference was organized by the Ministry of Public Service, Youth
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The Union of Moroccan Women Judges Conducted a Second Sextortion Workshop as part of our Program in Morocco

The Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ) organized a second Sextortion Workshop on April 12 within our joint Program “Recognizing Corruption’s Impact on Women in Morocco.” This workshop took place in Marrakech and is the second of four. The goal of this workshop was to educate participants on sextortion and the impact it has on women, and all victims, in the professional and
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The Union of Moroccan Women Judges Conducted a Second Sextortion Workshop as part of our Program in Morocco

IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea | Last month, six of our members from various countries and one of our expert staff members traveled to Seoul to represent the IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues. In a summary released by the UNODC, it highlights that the meeting was crucial because judiciaries worldwide face similar challenges in guaranteeing judicial integrity and independence.
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IAWJ at UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

B20, C20 and W20 commit to fighting sextortion

Buenos Aires, Argentina | The B20 (Business 20), C20 (Civil 20) and W20 (Women 20), three of the G20 engagement groups, released a joint statement after their 2018 Summit in Buenos Aires were they commit to fighting sextortion. The groups says in the statement: “Corruption stands in the way of gender equality. It exacerbates gender disparities, increasing or at least perpetuating social inequalities
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B20, C20 and W20 commit to fighting sextortion

IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Wrote an Op Ed for the UNODC

IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, from the Philippines, wrote an Op Ed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) discussing Sextortion, which is “the abuse of power to obtain a sexual benefit or advantage.” In the article titled “Exposing and Preventing Sextortion in the Judiciary“, Justice Leonardo de Castro highlighted that “sextortion violates fundamental ethical standards, because even if
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IAWJ Former President, Hon. Teresita Leonardo de Castro, Wrote an Op Ed for the UNODC

Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

Launch of a Report on Justice and Accountability in Guatemala by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) Washington, DC, USA | On October 10, the IAWJ, together with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA Roli), the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) launched ILAC’s latest Rule of
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis