Europe/Middle East

IAWJ and the Union of Moroccan Women Judges Hold Judicial Leadership Training

Marrakesh, Morocco | The International Association of Women Judges, together with our newly launched Member Association the Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ), held a Judicial Leadership Training in October 2018 for 20 judges. Among those  present were the UMWJ’s current leadership and members. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Training Director, Anne Goldstein, joined UMWJ President, Mina Sougrati, for the training.
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IAWJ and the Union of Moroccan Women Judges Hold Judicial Leadership Training

Our Spanish Chapter, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), is Featured in eldiaro.es

IAWJ member and speaker of our Spanish Member Association, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), Magistrate Lucia Aviles was featured in an article by eldiaro.es. She talks about the persistent disparities in women judge’s access to high ranking judicial positions.  Today, women make up 53% of the judiciary, but only 27% of high ranking positions. Magistrate Aviles said that  “We (women) are part
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Two New Member Associations in North Africa: Morocco and Tunisia

Two of our newest member associations, Morocco and Tunisia, held their first annual membership meeting in January to announce the creation of their associations. The Tunisian Association of Women Judges held their meeting with a theme of ‘Women Judges in a Democracy Transition’ on Jan 20-21. Their meeting included 150 judges and the President of the Court of Cassation and the Minister of
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Two New Member Associations in North Africa: Morocco and Tunisia

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University issued a call for papers focused on feminist movements for gender equality and women’s rights across the Middle East. The call is targeting young Arab women as the main contributors. Submissions will be accepted in English and Arabic. The volume is set to be published by McFarland in late
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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders