Chief Justice Gita Mittal leads Jammu & Kashmir Court on Domestic Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Under the leadership of IAWJ member and Chief Justice Gita Mittal, on April 16, 2020, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court called for a report on the steps taken to act against domestic violence or any other kind of violence being faced by women during the COVID-19 lockdown. This sou moto order was directed to the Department of Social Welfare and the Legal
Last week, the IAWJ hosted an important webinar discussion regarding how courts in different countries are responding to COVID-19. Four IAWJ members presented different initiatives aimed at ensuring justice during the pandemic. The discussion featured: Judge Vanessa Ruiz, Senior Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and President of the IAWJ; Justice Nadia Kangaloo, Puisne Judge of the Judiciary of the
The China Association of Women Judges (CAWJ) actively participated in the fight against COVID-19 According to Women of China, members of the China Association of Women Judges (CAWJ) were asked to play their role and take responsibility by carrying out online court work in order to make sure criminal cases of disrupting epidemic prevention and control efforts could be heard in a timely manner.
The Haitian Chapter of the IAWJ (CHAIFEJ) held its elections in March. Commissaire Anse-à-Veau, Marie Claude Nertilus, was elected as the new President of the association.
“Judicial Guarantees for the Protection of the Rights of Persons in a Condition of Vulnerability in a State of Sanitary Emergency” by the Hon. Teresa Cárdenas Puente
The spread of COVID-19 worldwide, not only led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare an international health emergency but also that all countries worldwide take measures against the health crisis caused by the emergence and expansion of this, already considered a pandemic, which caught the world off guard, generating different responses. But most agreed to declare a state of emergency, and the
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Hosted a Panel to Discuss Women’s Rights in the Judiciary
According to Diario Panorama, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) organized a panel discussion for women of different professions to share personal and professional experiences and raise awareness of the necessity to defend access to equal rights and opportunities for women in the judiciary.
The Women Judges Association of Malawi Led a Project to Demand Justice and Accountability for Sexual Violence Survivors
The Women Judges Association of Malawi led a UNTF funded project which engaged nearly 30,000 community women, girls, men, and boys in the advocacy for justice and accountability for sexual violence survivors in Malawi. The full report of the project is available here.
The training took place in the framework of the commemoration for International Women’s Day before an auditorium made up of 450 students of Manuel Belgrano High School, according to Nuevo Diario. The issues addressed were gender perspectives, the materialization of public policies on the matter and international public order statements on gender awareness signed by the various Conventions incorporated into the National Constitution.
The IAWJ Participated in the “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession” Campaign
The IAWJ actively participated in the “Us Too? Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession” global engagement campaign, undertaken by the International Bar Association. The full Us Too? report is now available in English and Spanish, while a four-page summary is available in 14 languages. You can watch the video summary of the campaign here.
The Yemen Women Judges Forum Held a Workshop about the Harmonization of the CEDAW Agreement with National Legislation
The Yemen Women Judges Forum held a workshop related to the harmonization of the CEDAW agreement with national legislation which took place in the city of Taiz on 14 March 14, 2020, in the presence of judges, academics and attorneys. The other parallel component of the activity was related to the Child Agreement that was held in the city of Sana’a on February