Latin America

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

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducts Activities on Human Trafficking

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,
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducts Activities on Human Trafficking

Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

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
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12

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,
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IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12

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
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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo shares her Presidency Memories

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
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IAWJ Past President, Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo shares her Presidency Memories