Latin America

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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A Message from IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina on Last Year’s Biennial Conference

IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina sends a message regarding last year’s Biennial Conference: Exactly one year ago, on May 2, 2018, the 14th Biennial Conference began in Buenos Aires, with the title “Building Bridges Between Women Judges of the World.” A historical event in the institutional life of AMJA that celebrated its 25 years of institutional trajectory, demonstrating its undeniable leadership in
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A Message from IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina on Last Year’s Biennial Conference

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Launches Educational Program in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico | Our Chapter in Spain, the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) launched an educational program with the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA) in Mexico, on March 8. According to Diario16, this is a pilot program named “Educating in Equal Justice” (Educando en Justicia Igualitaria). The program was first launched in Lanzarote, Spain, by AMJE in 2016. AMJE’s President created the program with
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Launches Educational Program in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Our Chapter in Panama, the Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of the Judicial Branch of Panama (AMAJUP) Inaugurated its Headquarters

Ancon, Panama | Our member association, the Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of the Judicial Branch of Panama (AMAJUP) inaugurated its headquarters last week. The ceremony included the presence of Supreme Court magistrates. AMAJUP is a non-profit association created in 1994. It is comprised of female magistrates and lawyers of the Republic of Panama. They have 175 members. Judge Ruby del Carmen
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Our Chapter in Panama, the Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of the Judicial Branch of Panama (AMAJUP) Inaugurated its Headquarters

IAWJ Delegation Goes to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

New York, USA | The IAWJ was pleased to have a delegation of women judges at the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, the theme was “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Our delegation was comprised of 34 members from 17
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IAWJ Delegation Goes to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women