IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies

Guatemala City, Guatemala | IAWJ members participated in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies that took place in Guatemala from September 30 to October 2, 2018. 40 women magistrates from the region attended the meeting with the theme: “Gender Identity and Open Justice for Women.” Its main objective was to reflect on the need to mainstream a gender perspective in the transparency of public administration and promote women’s rights.

For IAWJ member, Hon. Delia Marina Davila Salazar of Guatemala, the goal of the meeting was for magistrates to

“have a dialogue that promotes international cooperation where women magistrates share information and experiences in applying a gender perspective from the standpoint of the different countries present.”

IAWJ member, Hon. Vitalina Orellana y Orellana, also from Guatemala, discussed her country’s Protocol on the Treatment of Indigenous Women in the Courts. The goal of the protocol is to provide judges with guidelines on how to properly treat indigenous women that appear in their courts in order to ensure their access to justice. 

During the meeting, the Guatemala City Mayor awarded the women present as “distinguished guests“. 

At the end of the meeting, the magistrates submitted a release with their recommendations,  best practices, and goals for each of their countries

You can watch a short clip of the meeting below.

Read more about the meeting in Prensa Libre’s articles: here and here.