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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Celebrated its 26th National Meeting

On September 27, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina celebrated its 26th National Meeting in Buenos Aires. The meeting is titled “On the way to celebrating diversity, heading for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference.” Among the topics discussed were, Religions and diversity, Diversity and inclusion: multiculturalism, Migrants in Argentina, and Indigenous peoples, rights and access. More information about the meeting is available
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Celebrated its 26th National Meeting

The Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic Raises Awareness on Teen Pregnancy in the Dominican Republic

The Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) organized a screening of the short documentary “Adrift” (A la Deriva) in order to raise awareness on teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic. According to elCaribe, the documentary portrays the “sad reality of pregnant teenagers in the country.” Participants included judicial officers, representatives from women’s rights organizations, AJURD members, lawyers, students, and family
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Hosted a Delegation of Georgia Women Judges

IAWJ judges from the National Association of Women Judges – US (NAWJ) met with a delegation of Georgian women judges in various cities within the US.  The delegation was led by Supreme Court Justice Ekaterina Gasitashvili. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz met with them at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (pictured above). Following that meeting, they met with judges of the
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Hosted a Delegation of Georgia Women Judges

IAWJ Represented at UNODC’s Expert Meeting to Review A Draft Toolkit on Gender-Responsive Non-Custodial Measures 2-4 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on September 2 to 4, 2019, convened an experts’ meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was aimed at reviewing the draft toolkit on gender-responsive non-custodial measures, with a special focus on the specific circumstances and needs of women in contact with the criminal justice system.  UNODC is mandated to promote the use and application of
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IAWJ Represented at UNODC’s Expert Meeting to Review A Draft Toolkit on Gender-Responsive Non-Custodial Measures 2-4 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The National Association of Women Judges – US Celebrates Kickoff for their 42nd Annual Conference

According to Nashville Post, The team at Neal & Harwell recently hosted the kickoff celebration to the National Association of Women Judges Conference that will take place in October of next year. The gathering, titled “The Music for Equality,” will celebrate women and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Hon. Barbara Holmes, chair of the NAWJ Executive Planning Committee, and Hon.
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Celebrates Kickoff for their 42nd Annual Conference

The National Association of Women Judges’ Women in Prison Initiative Received Books Donations from the Shreve Memorial Library Friends, Inc.

Through the tireless efforts of the National Association of Women Judges – US (NAWJ) District 6 Director, Judge Sheva M. Sims, the NAWJ Women in Prison Initiative received two books donations from the Shreve Memorial Library Friends, Inc.  The books were presented by the organization’s president, Captain Jim Gavin.  The first book donation totaled five boxes and was presented to the Caddo Correctional
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In loving memory of the Honorable Jane Mathews, AO

In loving memory of the Honorable Jane Mathews, AO.  The IAWJ community is mourning the recent loss of Jane Mathews, who was a trailblazer, a remarkable person, a loyal friend, and extraordinary judge.  The Honorable Jane Mathews, AO passed away on August 31, 2019. In recognition of Jane’s outstanding contributions to the legal community in Australia and around the world, the Australian Association of Women
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In loving memory of the Honorable Jane Mathews, AO

We Are Sisters in Law

Travelling to Kiev, Ukraine, Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley spoke at the Ukrainian Women Lawyers Association Second All-Ukrainian Forum entitled “Women in the Legal Profession:  Visibility, Advocacy and  Influence”.   The program was sponsored by the USAID New Justice Program and the Ukraine-Canada Project. The forum united over 200 women lawyers and judges from throughout Ukraine.  Judges from all levels of courts and jurisdictions, including the Ukraine Supreme
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We Are Sisters in Law

IAWJ’s Mexican Chapter Hosted its Annual Meeting

The Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ hosted its 3rd Annual Meeting this August. According to IAWJ’s Vice President and the Chapter’s President, Retired Justice Margarita Luna Ramos, over 200 women judges attended the meeting. The Hon. Margarita Luna Ramos wrote for El Universal Mexico that the meeting was presided by the Chief Justice of the National Supreme Court of Justice, Hon. Arturo Zaldívar.
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IAWJ’s Mexican Chapter Hosted its Annual Meeting

The Haitian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Celebrated its 18th anniversary on August 12

IAWJ’s Chapter in Haiti (CHAIFEJ) celebrated its 18th anniversary on August 12th, 2019. To commemorate the anniversary, CHAIFEJ organized a week of activities: Training on gender-based violence, with special attention to victim care and services; Presentation of a draft of a legislative project for CHAIFEJ on children in danger; Selling of books written by women and girls; among other activities. Moreover, this year, there
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