IAWJ News – February

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Resource of the Month

  • The Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank Group launched a Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Resource Guide with basic information on the characteristics and consequences of VAWG. It also offers guidance on how to integrate VAWG prevention and the provision of quality services to violence survivors within a range of development projects. Lastly, it recommends strategies for integrating VAWG into policies and legislation, as well as sector programs and projects.

Women Judges in the Spotlight

IAWJ Projects Update

  • On January 25, 2019, our chapter in Haiti (CHAIFEJ) and the IAWJ held a ceremony in Port-au-Prince to mark the official closure of the three-year project “Combatting human trafficking in Haiti. The ceremony commemorated the work of CHAIFEJ members and partners from throughout the country. The project resulted in increased awareness among magistrates on the law against human trafficking, which was enforced in twenty cases with 6 judgements; increased awareness by police officers; and increased harmony between law enforcement and judges; as well promoted a change in the mindset of the population resulting in a net decrease of children in domestic servitude.

   Upcoming Meetings & Conferences

  • 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 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 on April 25 and 26 in Madrid, Spain. The theme of this conference will be: “Justice with a Gender Perspective”. YYou can see the final agenda here. Register for free here.
  • 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 African 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 theme is “Unity, judicial cooperation and solidarity among the women judges in the implementation of sub-regional, regional and international laws.” You can find the program of the conference here. Register here.
  • 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 UN is seeking judges for its Dispute Tribunal (UNDT), which is part of its internal system of administration of justice that addresses employment-related disputes. The deadline is March 31.
  • UK Aid Direct is opening a new cycle of community partnership and impact grant proposals for organizations based in their top 50 Least Developed Countries List or in the UK. The deadline is April 17.
  • The European Commission is accepting proposals for preventing and combatting gender-based violence and preventing and combatting violence against children. The deadline is June 13. Eligible countries: members of the European Union, Iceland and Serbia. More information here and here.
  • End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is accepting workshop proposals for its International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Violence Across the Lifespan to “promote innovative techniques, unique approaches, and promising practices in responding to gender-based violence.” The deadline is May 1. More information available here and here.

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


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