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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

The South African Chapter of the IAWJ Shares a Report on their Latest Activities

South Africa | Our South African Chapter (SAC-IAWJ) sent us a report highlighting their activities and programs since May 2018. Read below to find information on their great programs: Mentoring of University Law Students in career tracks, such as prosecution and judging. The SAC-IAWJ has mentored over 400 students. This program has is such a success that one partner university provides students with
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Judge Felicia Toney Williams is the First Female African-American Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana

The IAWJ wishes to congratulate long-term IAWJ member, Judge Felicia Toney Williams of the United States, for becoming the first female African-American Chief Judge  of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana.  Chief Judge Williams has had a very successful career and has been breaking barriers since 1992,  when she became the “first woman elected to the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal.”
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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

Chief Justice Gita Mittal welcomed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association

In a welcoming ceremony, the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) High Court Bar Association, celebrated Justice Gita Mittal’s appointment to the J&K High Court.  Justice Gita Mittal is the first woman Chief Justice of the J&K High Court. During the ceremony, the IAWJ member, ratified her commitment to equal justice for all. Justice Mittal said that she “will work in the J&K High Court with true
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Chief Justice Gita Mittal welcomed by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association

Judge G. Helen Whitener elected to serve as co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission

IAWJ member, Judge G. Helen Whitener of the United States, has been elected to serve as co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission. This Commission is “charged with the mission of ensuring that all courts in the state of Washington remain free of bias so that justice might be adjudicated in a neutral and fair manner.” In this new chapter, Judge Whitener will
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Judge G. Helen Whitener elected to serve as co-chair of the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission

Justice Sheila J. Greckol received Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alberta

On September 24th, Justice Sheila J. Greckol received the University of Alberta’s Distinguished Alumni Award for her contributions to international labor and human rights. She was presented with this award at the 2018 Alumni Awards ceremony. Justice Greckol has been honored in the past for her outstanding human rights work. In 1991 she received the Suzanne Mah Memorial Award. Justice Greckol has been a
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Justice Sheila J. Greckol received Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Alberta

Former IAWJ President Hon. Brenda Hale is in the first female majority barrister group that will hear a Supreme Court case in the UK 

UK | For the first time in 600 years, UK’s Supreme Court will have a female majority hear a case. Among the judges will be  former IAWJ President, Honorable Brenda Hale.  Lady Hale has been a dedicated leader and active member of IAWJ for years. Lady Hale is also UK’s Supreme Court’s first female president. Her work in promoting women’s access to senior roles in
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Former IAWJ President Hon. Brenda Hale is in the first female majority barrister group that will hear a Supreme Court case in the UK 

Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

LIMA, PERU | May 21st, Dr. Janet Tello Giraldi, President of the Asociación Peruana de Mujeres Juezas and IAWJ member, was recognized by the Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Peoples) and by President Martín Vizacarra with the ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’. This is an incredible honor, and awarded to “women who promote and develop
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Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’