Trafficking in Persons

Botswana Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking, Kasane, Botswana 9-11 July 2019

On 9th to 11th July 2019, the Botswana Chapter held the second leg of its training on anti-human trafficking, in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United States Department of State, and the Ministry of Defence Justice & Security. The first session was held in April 2019. Participants were magistrates and judges of the Industrial Court, and
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IAWJ Counter-Trafficking in Persons Webinar

On October 4th, the IAWJ partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Freedom Collective program to carry out a Spanish language webinar entitled, “Challenges for the Penal Justice System in Addressing Trafficking in Persons” (Retos de la Justicia Penal en la respuesta a la Trata de Personas). Approximately 40 people logged-on to participate, including IAWJ member judges from Peru,
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IAWJ Starts Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking (BEST) Project

IAWJ has partnered with LUMOS Foundation (LUMOS) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to implement a 3-year program entitled “Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking (BEST)” funded by USAID-Haiti. The program aims to (1) better coordinate government systems and responses for countering trafficking in persons (TIP); (2) deliver a multi-sector, multi-stakeholder behavior change communications campaign to shift knowledge, attitudes, and practices of target audiences nationwide;
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IAWJ Starts Building Enduring Systems to End Trafficking (BEST) Project

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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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