Membership

Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa Elected to the ICC

On 06 December 2017, long time IAWJ member, Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa, was elected as a judge to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Bossa will serve a nine-year term on the international court. While sitting as a judge on Uganda’s High Court, Justice Bossa participated in IAWJ’s two-week training program, Jurisprudence of Equality, where she applied international conventions to cases alleging crimes
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Justice Solomy Balungi Bossa Elected to the ICC

Successful Annual Meeting for AMJA

  The AMJA Chapter of IAWJ in Argentina hosted a successful annual meeting from 29 November through 01 December 2017. The meeting focused on judging with a gender perspectives and included a number of sessions on the topic. For more information, the event program is available in Spanish

Successful Annual Meeting for AMJA

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University issued a call for papers focused on feminist movements for gender equality and women’s rights across the Middle East. The call is targeting young Arab women as the main contributors. Submissions will be accepted in English and Arabic. The volume is set to be published by McFarland in late
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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

Member Opportunity: Institutional Mentoring Expert Needed

Opportunity: Developing Mentoring for Women Magistrates   The Côte d’Ivoire ProJustice program is a cooperative agreement funded by the USAID/West Africa/Regional Peace and Governance Office. It is a 5-year judicial reform program, whose two main objectives are to (i) improve and modernize administration of justice and case management through innovative tools implemented in 11 pilot courts, and (ii) increase access to justice for
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Member Opportunity: Institutional Mentoring Expert Needed

Judge Whitener named keynote speaker fo the 2018 Black Women Rise Conference

Judge G. Helen Whitener, and IAWJ member and member of the Pierce County Superior Court Bench since 13 January 2015, has been asked to present as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Black Women Rise Conference set to take place in West Palm Beach, Florida. Judge Whitener will also provide a separate presentation titled, “Racism and Sexism in the Law.” The Black Women
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Judge Whitener named keynote speaker fo the 2018 Black Women Rise Conference

The Second Conference of Women Judges of Punjab

The IAWJ President, Dr. Susana Medina, participated in the Second Conference of Women Judges of Punjab, which took place from 13-15 October in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Medina highlighted the effort and commitment with which the Judicial Academy of Punjab works to improve access to justice. In a ceremony that took place during the meeting, the Superior Court of Justice of
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The Second Conference of Women Judges of Punjab

IAWJ Member Participates in Discussion on Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala

On 31 August 2017, IAWJ member, Claudia Escobar, joined Michael Camilleri, Johan Creamer, and Adriana Beltran for a conversation about corruption, impunity, and the ongoing political crisis in Guatemala following President Jimmy Morales’ attempt to fire Iván Velásquez. The Dialogue hosted this discussion in Washington, DC. Iván Velásquez is the commissioner of the UN-backed International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). Guatemala’s political
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IAWJ Member Participates in Discussion on Corruption, Impunity & Institutional Crisis in Guatemala

Leadership Changes for the National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates of Botswana

The National Association of Women Judges and Magistrates of Botswana (NAWABO) met on January 21st, 2017 for its Annual General Meeting. The meeting presented the opportunity to elect new leaders and rebreand the NAWABO. Building off the years of incredible work and impact achieved, the association changed its name to the Botswana Chapter of International Association of Women Judges. Elections for new officers
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