Europe/Middle East

Former IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina, Joins Palestine Judges for a Women Judges and Prosecutors Empowerment Event

Image from Ahora. Ramallah, West Bank | Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo, former IAWJ President, attended a Palestine Judges and Prosecutors event organized by members of the IAWJ at Ramallah. IAWJ member, Hon. Rasha Hammad gave the opening remarks and welcomed Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo and IAWJ member Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda, both from Argentina. During the event, the participants debated about
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Former IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina, Joins Palestine Judges for a Women Judges and Prosecutors Empowerment Event

Magistrate Lara Esteve, IAWJ member, was Interviewed on Spain’s Gender Based Violence Courts

Spain | IAWJ and Spanish Association of Women Judges member, Magistrate Lara Esteve, was interviewed for Diario16 about the status and challenges of gender based violence courts and complaints in her country. Gender based violence courts are overwhelmed with complaints. Magistrate Esteve explains that these courts must face real human drama where an aggressor could be the person the victim loved the most.
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Magistrate Lara Esteve, IAWJ member, was Interviewed on Spain’s Gender Based Violence Courts

Spanish Magistrate Lucia Avilés Writes OpEd on How Fighting Femicide is part of a State’s Due Diligence

Spain | IAWJ Member and member of the Spanish Association of Women Judges (AMJE), Magistrate Lucia Avilés wrote an OpEd for elPeriódico titled “Due diligence“, where she claims that creating and applying policies to eradicate violence against women are an obligation of the state. Since 1974 women all over the world have been advocating internationally for States to fight gender based discrimination, inequality,
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Spanish Magistrate Lucia Avilés Writes OpEd on How Fighting Femicide is part of a State’s Due Diligence

Hon. Kholoud Al-Faqih, Stars in a Documentary of her Journey as on of the first two Women Judges in a Shari’a court in Palestine

Palestine | IAWJ Member, Hon. Kholoud Al-Faqih, is starring in a 76 minute documentary of her life as one of only two women judges appointed to Palestine’s Shari’a court. Judge Al-Faqih appears as herself in a documentary that explores her professional and personal experiences. According to Irish Times, Dr. Kholoud Al-Faqih became a judge in the shari’a courts in Palestine in 2009 with
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Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) Conducts Activity for Judges on Conflict Mediation

Tunisia | The Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) conducted a training activity for almost 50 judges from all regions in the country on “mediation techniques in conflict management.” The goal of the training was to allow judges to learn new methods of dispute resolution. The workshop gave judges tools on how to achieve long-lasting peaceful solutions and improve communication between judges and plaintiffs. Participants learned
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Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) Conducts Activity for Judges on Conflict Mediation

IAWJ Holds Evening Discussion on Attacks to Judicial Independence Featuring IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland

Washington, DC, USA | The IAWJ held an event, hosted by IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, on attacks to judicial independence featuring a conversation with IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland. Klaudia Lozyk became a judge in the year 2000. She was appointed President of the Polish District Court in Slupsk in 2011. Her term was supposed to last until 2019 but because
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IAWJ Holds Evening Discussion on Attacks to Judicial Independence Featuring IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland

IAWJ Member, Magistrate Mar Serna, to be Member of Spain’s next General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ)

Spain | Magistrate Mar Serna, IAWJ member and founder of IAWJ’s Spanish chapter, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), will be member of the next General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) in Spain.  “At AMJE, we are delighted that one of ours has been selected [for the CGPJ]. There is a lot of work to be done for equality in order to break the glass
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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 Human Rights Education Director, Anne Goldstein, joined UMWJ President, Mina Sougrati, for
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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