Latin America

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

IAWJ member, Hon. Maguy Florestal Recommended by the Senate for Appointment by the Court of Cassation

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Judge Maguy Florestal, IAWJ member from Haiti, was recommended by the Senate, among other judges, to be appointed by the Court of Cassation. According to Vanessa Dalzon, the writer of the Balistrad, Hon. Maguy Florestal should be remembered for her life dedicated to the judiciary, as a respected judge and as a model for other women in the judiciary. Maguy
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IAWJ member, Hon. Maguy Florestal Recommended by the Senate for Appointment by the Court of Cassation

The Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ’s, Association of Women Judges, Shares 2018 – 2019 Report

Mexico | The Mexican Association of Women Judges from IAWJ’s Mexican Chapter shared their 2018 – 2019 Report. The Mexican Association of Women Judges was created in 2012 with the goal of uniting Mexican women judges to advance their professional development in order to better promote justice and protect the vulnerable. Each year, the association continues to grow and fulfill its mission. In
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Our Project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti Had its Closing Ceremony in January

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Human trafficking is an important issue for the IAWJ. In partnership with our Chapter in Haiti (CHAIFEJ), we have been fighting human trafficking in Haiti since October 2015. While Haiti developed a law to prevent human trafficking, punish traffickers, and support victims, the challenge was to ensure its vigorous and proper application. To address this, CHAIFEJ and the IAWJ lead
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Our Project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti Had its Closing Ceremony in January

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%
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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
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IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies

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
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Holds Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence