The Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ’s, Association of Women Judges, Shares 2018 – 2019 Report

Mexico | The Mexican Association of Women Judges from IAWJ’s Mexican Chapter shared their 2018 – 2019 Report. The Mexican Association of Women Judges was created in 2012 with the goal of uniting Mexican women judges to advance their professional development in order to better promote justice and protect the vulnerable. Each year, the association continues to grow and fulfill its mission. In
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, represented us at the UN Conference on Contemporary Challenges on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective

New York, USA | Judge Vanessa Ruiz, IAWJ President, represented us at the conference on “Contemporary Challenges on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective, ” on February 9-11, 2019, organized by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, and the New York Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation. The conference was called by the UN Special Rapporteur
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, represented us at the UN Conference on Contemporary Challenges on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective

Benin Chapter Meets with Minister of Justice, Severin Quenum

Benin | On March 7, to commemorate International Women’s Day, a delegation of IAWJ’s Chapter in Benin met with the Minister of Justice of the country, Severin Quenum. The heads of the delegation were President, Hon. Olivia Hungbo Kploka and Dean Bernadette H. Codjovi. During the meeting, the delegation briefed Minister Quenum on the work of the Chapter, including its mission, objectives, fields of
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Benin Chapter Meets with Minister of Justice, Severin Quenum

Tunisian Association of Women Judges Celebrated International Women’s Day

City of Culture, Tunisia | On March 8, 2019, the Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) hosted an art exhibit to commemorate International Women’s Day. The exhibition was titled “Creative productions of Tunisian Judges.” The goal of the exhibit was to show women judges’ different aspects and talents. In addition to their professionalism, Tunisian women judges have an unknown artistic quality. The public
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Tunisian Association of Women Judges Celebrated International Women’s Day

NAWJ Takes Students to Court to Learn about the Judiciary for their Informed Voters Project

Fort Lauderdale, USA | The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ), together with a former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and State Court Justices, has a project called the Informed Voters Project. The project consists of students from various high schools learning first-hand about the role of the judiciary. The workshop took place at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale in February. Read
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NAWJ Takes Students to Court to Learn about the Judiciary for their Informed Voters Project

Women Still Hold Fewer Leadership Positions than Men do in Namibia

Namibia | In Namibia, women still fall behind men in leadership positions. In the judiciary, only five women serve as judges out of 24, and 46 magistrates out of 94. The country has 121 regional councilors, only 18 are women. Moreover, while each of the Omaheke, Omusati and the Zambezi regional councils has seven councilors, none of them are women. These statistics “were
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy Will Deliver the 2019 Commencement Address for Penn State Law

New York, USA | IAWJ member Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, who is a New York Supreme Court Justice, former supervising judge of Civil Court in New York County and a Penn State alumna, will deliver the 2019 commencement address for Penn State Law on Saturday, May 11, at University park. Justice Kennedy is the immediate Past President of the National Association of Women
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy Will Deliver the 2019 Commencement Address for Penn State Law

An Evening with Women Judges from the Canadian Chapter of the IAWJ

Manitoba, Canada | The Canadian Chapter of International Association of Women Judges (CCIAWJ) annually hosts an event called “An Evening with Women Judges.” The event consists of the Canadian Chapter organizing a panel with distinguished judges. The panel presents to female law students about the CCIAWJ mission’s of enhancing “the work of women judges nationally and internationally in pursuit of equality, judicial independence,
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An Evening with Women Judges from the Canadian Chapter of the IAWJ

Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

International Women’s day is celebrated every year on March 8. With this day comes a time to reflect and celebrate all the progress we have done to improve women’s lives, to support women’s rights in all spheres, and to encourage others to join us in the fight against gender inequality. As our President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz said:   “IAWJ is committed to gender equality every day, in everything we
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Happy International Women’s Day 2019!

The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Conducted Training for Judges on International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law

Tunisia | Our member association, the Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) conducted a training for 40 women judges on international humanitarian law and international human rights law on January 26 and 27. This training is the beginning of a program on the obstacles that judges encounter in the application of international law. The workshop was titled: “Training workshop on international humanitarian law
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Conducted Training for Judges on International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law