Hon. Francisca Zapata, President of the Association of Chilean Magistrates (MACHI) and IAWJ Member, was Interviewed about the Lack of Promotions for Women in the Chilean Judiciary
Chile | The President of the Association of Chilean Magistrates (MACHI), Judge Francisca Zapata, was interviewed by La Tercera about the barriers that prevent women in the chilean judiciary to advance in their careers. The Center of Public Studies in Chile in a recent a study called “The appointment of ministers to the Supreme Court: characterization of a practice (1990-2019)” found that 70%
IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies
Guatemala City, Guatemala | IAWJ members participated in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies that took place in Guatemala from September 30 to October 2, 2018. 40 women magistrates from the region attended the meeting with the theme: “Gender Identity and Open Justice for Women.” Its main objective was to reflect on the need to mainstream a gender
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Holds Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence
Argentina | The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) conducted a Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence (GBV) from November 21 – 27. During the conference, AMJA’s members discussed best practices from the country’s different provinces on how to address GBV. The conference included talks, debates, video conferences, as well as movie-debates. You can see a short video with
Argentina | The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) conducted several activities on human trafficking in October. On October 16, they conducted a debate on “Violence in the Workplace: Gender and Access to Justice” in Buenos Aires to spread the word and debate on the different laws and actions that protect workers in regards to violence in the workplace, particularly violence against women,
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
IAWJ Board of Directors and Members Participated in the Fourth International Conference on Judging with a Gender Perspective
Mexico City, Mexico | IAWJ Board of Directors and members, including the Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ, participated in the Fourth International Conference on Judging with a Gender Perspective, sponsored by the Supreme Court of Mexico, under the leadership of IAWJ Vice-President, Justice Margarita Luna Ramos.
Mexico City, Mexico | The IAWJ Board of Directors held a mid-year meeting in Mexico City to discuss IAWJ business, including this year’s Biennial Conference in Buenos Aires and plans for the regional meetings to be held in 2019.
Argentina | On October 29, the Argentinian news source Página 12 published a great interview with past IAWJ President, Dr. Susana Medina de Rizzo. In her interview, she highlighted the need for women judges to continue building bridges and closing gaps in order to “build bridges of communication, solidarity, and the transfer of knowledge, doctrine, and jurisprudence.” She also highlighted the achievements, and lacks,
New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Haiti | IAWJ’s Member Association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), is conducting training for newly appointed judges this week in Port-au-Prince from Monday, October 29, to Wednesday, October 31. The training is part of our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti and is focused on combating trafficking in persons (TIP) in the country. Specifically, judges are being
Dr. Susana Medina was President of the IAWJ from 2016-2018. As President, Dr. Medina contributed her time, travel, and connections. This commitment to IAWJ greatly expanded our membership and its value to women judges worldwide. Her tenure culminated in one of the largest Biennial Conferences, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2018, and she attained the highest level of sponsorship and