IAWJ News – November Edition

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Resource of the Month

  • Watch a video created by one of our members on how Pakistan’s first gender based violence (GBV) court, located in Lahore, Punjab, is functioning and the impact it is already having for women and girls!

Women Judges in the Spotlight

  • Twenty of our members gathered in Washington, DC for the 2018 World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, moderated a panel on access to justice with the participation of IAWJ Member, Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima of Zambia. Judge Ruiz also hosted an evening discussion at her home on attacks to judicial independence featuring a conversation with IAWJ member, Judge Klaudia Lozyk from Poland.

IAWJ Projects Update

  • In partnership with our Member Association, the Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ), we held a Judicial Leadership Training in October 2018 for 20 judges in Marrakesh.

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 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 Chapter of 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 Meeting will 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

  • If you are interested in the work of the International Criminal Court, go to their website for opportunities to work as staff or to practice before the court.