Latin America

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Participated in the First Workshop Between the Government, the Judiciary, and Indigenous Peoples for the Implementation of Trial by Indigenous Juries

In Chaco, Argentina, according to the Argentine Association of Trial by Jury, the first “jury roll was drawn on August 7th … [as well as] the first workshop between the local Government, the Judicial Branch and the Indigenous Peoples dealing with the implementation of Indigenous juries.” “Trial by jury is an ancient form of justice which requires that a group of twelve neighbors
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Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

On July 30th and 31st 2019, the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) convened a Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 2019 in recognition of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on July 30.  The initiative for organizing the regional conference emanated from
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Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

Watch the Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

The IAWJ, in collaboration with the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD), the Dominican Republic’s (DR) Constitutional Court (TC), the DR’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX), the DR’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE), the Dominican Council of the Judicial Power, IAWJ affiliated associations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States Embassy in the DR is hosting a Regional Latin
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Our Affiliated Association in Peru Elects its New Board

The Peruvian Association of Women Judges has elected its new Board of Directors for 2019-2021. The Board will be comprised as follows: current President, Hon. Janet Tello Gilardi will stay for another term; the Vice-President will be Hon. Elvira Alvarez Olazabal; the Economic Coordinator, Hon. Sara Gaspar Pacheco; the Administrative Coordinator, Hon. Hilda Sancarraco Caceda; and the Academic Coordinator, Hon. Antonia Saquicuray Sánchez.
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Our Affiliated Association in Peru Elects its New Board

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Elects New Secretariat

Our affiliated association in Argentina, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) has elected its new secretariat. IAWJ member, Hon. Aida Tarditti will be the new president of the association. According to Comercio y Justicia, her goals are to “achieve gender equality and break the glass ceiling in the federal and provincial judicial powers.” The new board will take office in August.
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Elects New Secretariat

The Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Conducted a Free Workshop titled Comprehensive Protection of Women against all Forms of Violence

In May, the Association of Women Judges of Paraguay (AMJRP) conducted a free workshop titled Comprehensive Protection of Women against all Forms of Violence – Femicide. The workshop facilitators were all IAWJ members: Board Member, Hon. Jovita Rojas AMJRP President, Hon. Margarita León Hon. Vivian López The goal of the program was to teach attendees on the application of 2016’s Law No. 5.777
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The Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Conducted a Free Workshop titled Comprehensive Protection of Women against all Forms of Violence

Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Co-Hosts First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay

Our affiliated association in Paraguay (AMJRP) co-hosted, in June, the First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay. The meeting was held at the Library of the National Congress of Paraguay. It was hosted by the AMJRP, Mujeres Líderes del Paraguay, UN Women, and the Ministry of Women of Paraguay. Video summary of the meeting. The meeting gathered women leaders from all spheres, such
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Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Co-Hosts First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay

The Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Makes Statement in Support of Women Judges Running for Supreme Court Appointments

IAWJ’s affiliated association in Paraguay, the Association of Women Judges of Paraguay (AMJP), published a statement in support of women judges that are pursuing appointments in the country’s Supreme Court.  According to ABC, the statement reads “The National Constitution of 1992 establishes that <<the man and the woman have the same civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights,>> inspired by Paraguay’s commitment, in
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Women Judges in Guatemala Account for 40% of All Judges

According to Magistrate Delia Davila, IAWJ member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Guatemala (AMJG), as of 2017, out of the 1,088 judges of the Judiciary, 435 are women, 40%. Regarding administrative personnel, women occupy 46%. During the inauguration of the Headquarters of AMJG, the President spoke about this data. She explained her association promotes the professionalization of women. “The
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In Preparation for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons, IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic met with Judicial Leaders of the Dominican Republic

This week, representatives from the IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) met with the President of the Constitutional Court, Hon. Milton Ray Guevara, and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (DR) to prepare for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons. The IAWJ, the Association of Women
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