Canadian Court Introduces Sacred Eagle Feathers for Indigenous Witnesses

Manitoba courts in Canada have introduced sacred eagle feathers for witnesses in court to hold as they swear in. IAWJ member, Justice Lore Mirwaldt sits in one of these courts. According to CBC Manitoba, this has been “called a historic moment.” A sunrise ceremony was held to “to mark the introduction of eagle feathers into every provincial courtroom.” During the ceremony, the feathers
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Celebrated its 26th National Meeting

On September 27, the Association of Women Judges of Argentina celebrated its 26th National Meeting in Buenos Aires. The meeting is titled “On the way to celebrating diversity, heading for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference.” Among the topics discussed were, Religions and diversity, Diversity and inclusion: multiculturalism, Migrants in Argentina, and Indigenous peoples, rights and access. More information about the meeting is available
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Celebrated its 26th National Meeting

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Conducts Training Cycle Through the Analysis of Decisions with a Gender Perspective

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) conducted a Training Cycle Through the Analysis of Decisions with a Gender Perspective on September 25. IAWJ and AMJA Past President, Dr. Susana Medina was the speaker of this workshop.

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Conducts Training Cycle Through the Analysis of Decisions with a Gender Perspective

“Why the gender of your judge matters” by Ms. Melissa Evans on behalf of UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network

Ms. Melissa Evans, Consultant at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on behalf of the Global Judicial Integrity Network Secretariat, wrote an Op-Ed titled “Why the gender of your judge matters” for Apolitical. The IAWJ is a partner of UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. In her article, Ms. Evans addresses why gender parity and a gender perspective in the judiciary are key
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The Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic Raises Awareness on Teen Pregnancy in the Dominican Republic

The Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) organized a screening of the short documentary “Adrift” (A la Deriva) in order to raise awareness on teenage pregnancy in the Dominican Republic. According to elCaribe, the documentary portrays the “sad reality of pregnant teenagers in the country.” Participants included judicial officers, representatives from women’s rights organizations, AJURD members, lawyers, students, and family
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Hosted a Delegation of Georgia Women Judges

IAWJ judges from the National Association of Women Judges – US (NAWJ) met with a delegation of Georgian women judges in various cities within the US.  The delegation was led by Supreme Court Justice Ekaterina Gasitashvili. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz met with them at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (pictured above). Following that meeting, they met with judges of the
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Hosted a Delegation of Georgia Women Judges

IAWJ Represented at UNODC’s Expert Meeting to Review A Draft Toolkit on Gender-Responsive Non-Custodial Measures 2-4 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), on September 2 to 4, 2019, convened an experts’ meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The meeting was aimed at reviewing the draft toolkit on gender-responsive non-custodial measures, with a special focus on the specific circumstances and needs of women in contact with the criminal justice system.  UNODC is mandated to promote the use and application of
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IAWJ Represented at UNODC’s Expert Meeting to Review A Draft Toolkit on Gender-Responsive Non-Custodial Measures 2-4 September 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes Statement Claiming that​ in the Absence of Women in the Judicial Leadership, Positive Action Measures and Compliance with Regulations to Achieve Parity

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published a statement on their website that claims that, in the absence of women in the judicial leadership, there is a need for positive action measures and compliance with regulations to achieve parity. This statement was drafted as a response to an official picture of the opening of Spain’s 2019-2020 judicial year, which showed only
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes Statement Claiming that​ in the Absence of Women in the Judicial Leadership, Positive Action Measures and Compliance with Regulations to Achieve Parity

The Association of Chilean Magistrates Coordinated a Round Table to Review the System of Appointment of Judges

The President of the Association of Chilean Women Magistrates (MACHI), Magistrate María Francisca Zapata, coordinated a round table with the Association of Magistrates (ANM) and the Chilean Bar Association, as well as several lawyers and writers, to review the country’s system of appointment of judges. The round table on appointments convened in 2018. ANM President Soledad Piñero and Rodrigo Carvajal represented the ANM;
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Celebrates Kickoff for their 42nd Annual Conference

According to Nashville Post, The team at Neal & Harwell recently hosted the kickoff celebration to the National Association of Women Judges Conference that will take place in October of next year. The gathering, titled “The Music for Equality,” will celebrate women and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Hon. Barbara Holmes, chair of the NAWJ Executive Planning Committee, and Hon.
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The National Association of Women Judges – US Celebrates Kickoff for their 42nd Annual Conference