IAWJ News – December Edition

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Resource of the Month

  • IAWJ Board Secretary, Hon. Mina Sougrati represented the IAWJ at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Marrakesh where, on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 164 nations voted to support the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Women Judges in the Spotlight

  • IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), Saida Chebili, presented on IAWJ’s Regional Perspective on Human Traffickingat the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges’ (UKAWJ) Annual Conference in Liverpool on November 9th.

IAWJ Projects Update

   Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

  • IAWJ 2019 Asia Pacific Regional Conference: “Justice…in the Hearts of Women”, hosted by the Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA), will take place in Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines from February 27 to March 1, 2019. You can register for it here.
  • The IAWJ will host a delegation for the 63rd annual meeting of the UN Commission on the Status of Women from March 11 – 15, 2019, in New York, USA.
  • IAWJ’s Board of Directors meeting to discuss IAWJ Business will take place March 16-17 in New York, USA.
  • IAWJ 2019 Europe, Middle East, and North Africa Regional Conference will be hosted by the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) on April 25 and 26 in Seville, Spain.
  • The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Chapterof the IAWJ will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from April 30 to May 2, 2019.
  • IAWJ 2019 Africa Regional Conference will be hosted by the Ivory Coast Section of the International Association of Women Judges from June 3 – 7 2019 in Abidjan.
  • The National Association of Women Judges’ 41st Annual Meetingwill take place in Los Angeles, California, US, from October 15 – 19, 2019.
  • IAWJ 2019 Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference will be hosted by the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD), from November 23 – 25, 2019 in Punta Cana.   
  • IAWJ’s 15th Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity” will be hosted by the New Zealand Association of Women Judges (NZAWJ) in Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand from May 7 – 10, 2020.

Don’t forget to check out our Calendar of Events for more information!

Professional and Leadership Opportunities

  • The United Nations Democracy Fund opened its call for proposals to civil society. The application deadline is January 15, 2019.
  • The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 22nd grant cycle (2018). The application deadline is January 18, 2019.
  • USA only: Apply for Free Assistance from the Center for Court Innovation Launching a New Community Court.

Please send us information about events, projects, resources, opportunities, and latest accomplishments to office@iawj.org!


IAWJ News – November