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The South African Chapter of the IAWJ Hosted its Annual Conference

Our South African Chapter (SAC-IAWJ) hosted its 15th Annual Conference this August in collaboration with the University of Mpumalanga. The country’s Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, gave remarks during the gala dinner, according to Mpumalanga News. This year’s theme was “Women Empowerment: A Shawl and a shield in the fight against sexual and gender violence.” The SAC-IAWJ’s mandate is to
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National Association of Women Judges – USA Started a New Partnership for their Women In Prison Program

In their June 2019 Newsletter, the National Association of Women Judges – USA (NAWJ)’s District 6 announced a new partnership with the Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), for their Women In Prison program. The partnership began on July 1. BPCC affiliated instructors will conduct classes allowing the women to obtain the requisite education to be able to obtain employment in a myriad of
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National Association of Women Judges – USA Started a New Partnership for their Women In Prison Program

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 Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

Our new affiliated association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum (YWJF) organized a symposium on the role judicial associations play in promoting justice. Women and male judges participated in the meeting held at the Comfort Hotel in Sana’a. Several key issues were discussed during the symposium such as: the current threats to Yemen’s judiciary; judges’ right to expression, assembly and association; the amount of
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Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

Former IAWJ Executive Director and BMT Member Team Up on Human Trafficking Program

Since she retired from the IAWJ, former Executive Director Joan Winship has continued to work on equality and justice issues that she deeply cares about.  She was appointed to the Calvert County (Maryland) Commission for Women and has chaired that Commission since 2017.  The CCCW’s mission is to identify and advocate on issues affecting women and girls, to educate and inform the public and to
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Former IAWJ Executive Director and BMT Member Team Up on Human Trafficking Program

The Hon. Anisa Dhanji (UK) Wrote an Article for UK’s Judicial College on the Global Judicial Integrity Network

The IAWJ is a collaborator on the UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. IAWJ member, Judge Dhanji wrote an article about the network for UK’s Judicial College in order to raise awareness of the network and its importance. When historians write about the social, cultural, and intellectual forces that shape the world in a particular age, they have the advantage of the perspective that
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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

IAWJ Members Participated in the Sixth Africa Regional Judges Forum to discuss HIV, Tuberculosis, and Human Rights

IAWJ members Justice Gifty Adjei-Addo, of the Human Rights Courts of Ghana and Hon. Naa Adoley Azu, former justice of the High Court of Ghana, participated in the Sixth Annual Africa Regional Judges Forum, in Johannesburg this June to discuss the progress, challenges, and latest developments in the region’s response to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) from a human rights perspective. According to UNDP,
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IAWJ Represented at the CEELI’s Institute 2019 Annual Meeting

Members of IAWJ were present at the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Prague. IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees’ members, Hon. Mary McGowan Davis (USA), Hon. Margaret McKeown (USA), Hon. Judith Chirlin (USA), and Laura Stein (USA) (pictured above), attended the meeting. Also present was IAWJ member, Hon. Ivana Hrdlickova from the Czech Republic (pictured below with her son).

IAWJ Represented at the CEELI’s Institute 2019 Annual Meeting

Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective

IAWJ board member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), Hon. Gloria Poyatos wrote a blog post for Huffington Post Spain titled “The law has gender, and it is not female.” The Magistrate starts her text by stating that, over 40 years after achieving judicial equality, conquering real equality is still the century’s greatest challenge. In general, she says,
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective