Trafficking in Persons

Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

On July 30th and 31st 2019, the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) convened a Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 2019 in recognition of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on July 30.  The initiative for organizing the regional conference emanated from
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Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

The Association of Women Magistrates of the Ivory Coast Conducts Awareness Campaign on Human Trafficking

According to AIP, the Association of Women Magistrates of the Ivory Coast (AFEMCI) conducted an activity to promote human trafficking awareness on the eve of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The Hon. Emma Collette Attopka Kouassi, AFEMCI’s President, explained that this activity aimed to inform people about the consequences of trafficking in persons, as well as strategies to eradicate it. During
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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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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

Botswana Association of Women Judges Praised for its Role in Fighting Human Trafficking

According to allAfrica, Botswana’s Minister of Defense, Justice, and Security Shaw Kgathi, spoke about the fight against human trafficking in his country during the 3rd Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking in Kasane in July. This forum was aimed at judges, in order to train them on how to address human trafficking. According to the 2017 International Labour Organization (ILO) report, an estimated 24.9
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IAWJ and CHAIFEJ’s Project Included in US Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

The US Department of State recently published its 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. In the chapter on Haiti, the report addresses the program that the Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ (CHAIFEJ) conducted in the country on Combatting Human Trafficking in Haiti, with IAWJ support. Our protect recently had its closing ceremony. The report states, The magistrates school, together with the assistance of another
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IAWJ and CHAIFEJ’s Project Included in US Department of State’s 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report

In Preparation for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons, IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic met with Judicial Leaders of the Dominican Republic

This week, representatives from the IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) met with the President of the Constitutional Court, Hon. Milton Ray Guevara, and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (DR) to prepare for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons. The IAWJ, the Association of Women
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Our Project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti Had its Closing Ceremony in January

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Human trafficking is an important issue for the IAWJ. In partnership with our Chapter in Haiti (CHAIFEJ), we have been fighting human trafficking in Haiti since October 2015. While Haiti developed a law to prevent human trafficking, punish traffickers, and support victims, the challenge was to ensure its vigorous and proper application. To address this, CHAIFEJ and the IAWJ lead
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Our Project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti Had its Closing Ceremony in January

IAWJ Represented at the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Vatican City | Videos of the presentations and discussions of the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime that took place on December 12 and 13, hosted by The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, are now available. Through this link, you can watch the presentations of IAWJ Board Members, Hon. Susana Medina, Hon. Saida Chebili, Hon. Ngozi Emehelu,
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IAWJ Present at the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Vatican City | The Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted a two-day Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime on December 12 and 13. IAWJ Board Members, Hon. Saida Chebili, Hon. Ngozi Emehelu, Hon. Hannah Okwengu, and Hon. Susana Medina represented the IAWJ at the Summit along with over twenty IAWJ members.  Almost fifty women participated in the conference.
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