Europe/Middle East

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes a “Manifest for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence”

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published on their website a “Manifesto for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence,” due to the “urgent need to for a comprehensive, quick and effective protection of mothers and their children.” The association highlights that since 2003, in Spain, 1,010 women have been killed by their partners or former partners. Moreover, since 2013, 29 children
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes a “Manifest for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence”

Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

Our new affiliated association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum (YWJF) organized a symposium on the role judicial associations play in promoting justice. Women and male judges participated in the meeting held at the Comfort Hotel in Sana’a. Several key issues were discussed during the symposium such as: the current threats to Yemen’s judiciary; judges’ right to expression, assembly and association; the amount of
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Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

The Hon. Anisa Dhanji (UK) Wrote an Article for UK’s Judicial College on the Global Judicial Integrity Network

The IAWJ is a collaborator on the UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. IAWJ member, Judge Dhanji wrote an article about the network for UK’s Judicial College in order to raise awareness of the network and its importance. When historians write about the social, cultural, and intellectual forces that shape the world in a particular age, they have the advantage of the perspective that
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective

IAWJ board member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), Hon. Gloria Poyatos wrote a blog post for Huffington Post Spain titled “The law has gender, and it is not female.” The Magistrate starts her text by stating that, over 40 years after achieving judicial equality, conquering real equality is still the century’s greatest challenge. In general, she says,
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Elected its New Executive Council

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) has elected its new Executive Council. This was the association’s first election, proof of their institutional growth. The new president of the association will be Hon. Guerchi Saïda. Her predecessor is Hon. Saida Chebili, current IAWJ board member. Hon. Sebei Faten will be the Vice President. With this new executive, the association is passing the responsibility to
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Elected its New Executive Council

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Continues Working on their Program “Educating in Equal Justice”

IAWJ’s Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), as part of their program “Educating in Equal Justice,” conducted a mock court in Lanzarote, Spain. AMJE gathered high school students from several schools in the area to participate in a mock court on cases of sexual exploitation, gender-based violence, and sexual harassment in the workplace. According to lancelotdigital.com, students played all the roles involved
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Hon. Lucia Aviles, from the Association of Women Judges of Spain, was Interviewed about Spain’s Supreme Court Ruling on the “Wolf Pack’s” Rape Case

In an interview for eldiario.es, IAWJ member and founder of the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), Hon. Lucia Aviles addressed Spain’s Supreme Court “historic” ruling on the rape case by the “Wolf Pack.” On July 2016, according to BBC, five men had unprotected non-consensual sex with an 18-year-old woman, after dragging her into a hallway and removing her clothes. In 2018,
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Hon. Lucia Aviles, from the Association of Women Judges of Spain, was Interviewed about Spain’s Supreme Court Ruling on the “Wolf Pack’s” Rape Case

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Conducted a Seminar on the “Reality and Perspectives of Women Judges in the Tunisian Judiciary”

On June 22 and 23, the Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) hosted a seminar titled “Reality and Perspectives of Women Judges in the Tunisian Judiciary.” Participants were all Tunisian magistrates. The goal of the seminar was to discuss the difficulties faced by women, the place of women in the justice system, how the glass ceiling affects women judges, and how to determine
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Conducted a Seminar on the “Reality and Perspectives of Women Judges in the Tunisian Judiciary”

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Released a Statement on the Need for All Public Authorities to Believe in Gender Equality and Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) released a statement on their website on the “Need for All Public Authorities to Believe in Equality and Fight Against Gender-Based Violence.” The statement opens with the phrase “only believing in equality will we generate change.” AMJE considers that 1,002 women killed by partners, or former partners, since 2003 more than justifies the need to
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Released a Statement on the Need for All Public Authorities to Believe in Gender Equality and Fight Against Gender-Based Violence

The United Kingdom Association of Women Judges Holds Event on Sexual Harassment at Work

As part of their lecture series commemorating 100 years of women in the legal profession, the UKAWJ hosted an event to discuss “Sexual harassment at work, unacceptable, unlawful but unremitting – reflections on its nature and persistence and on the changing legal landscape” in collaboration with the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and Cloisters chambers. As featured in
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The United Kingdom Association of Women Judges Holds Event on Sexual Harassment at Work