The International Association of Women Judges organizes its membership along five different regional divisions:  Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa; and North America.

Every other year, a member association in the region hosts a regional conference.  These conferences take place on the off years between the IAWJ’s International Biennial Conferences and provide the members with a venue to discuss current issues in the region.  IAWJ members from outside the region attend to gain comparative experience. Conferences are a great chance to network with judges in your region, attend substantive sessions on pressing issues, and explore a new city.

Upcoming Regional Conferences



Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the IAWJ

Hosted by the Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) 

Hennan Resort Alona Beach, Panglao Island, Bohol


  • Women as Catalysts in Nation Building and Development
  • The Pitfalls of Technology and its Effect on Women and Children
  • Victim Blaming for Sexual Crimes
  • Cross-border Parental Abduction


February 27, 2019 – Registration (8:00AM to 5:00PM)
                                              Welcome Reception (Beachfront) (6:00PM to 10:00PM)
                                              Attire: Boho/Bohemian

February 28, 2019 – Convention Seminar (8:00AM to 5:00PM)
                                              Attire: Business attire

                                              Gala Night (6:00PM to 10:00PM)
                                              Attire: National Costume

March 1, 2019 –          Eco-Tour (8:00AM to 12:30PM)
                                              Bohol Chocolate Hills and Loboc River

Registration fee is US$650.

Registration fee includes access to all educational sessions, receptions, meals, and tour. Members are responsible for their own accommodations.

Registration is open until December 31.

To register for the Conference you must be an IAWJ member in good standing. 

Individual members can pay their dues here. Members of IAWJ affiliated association should pay their dues directly through their associations and not through the link.

To join the IAWJ click here.

IAWJ members register here!

If you are a member of the PWJA register through this form and follow the instructions.

If you wish to become a Panelist/Speaker,  email Judge Sheryll Dorendo Tulabing at

For more information, please contact the PWJA at or

Hotel and Accommodation Information

Henann Resort Hotel
Special Rates will be provided for 108 rooms with reference code PWJA2019 .
Special Rates expire on November 30, 2018
(45) De Luxe Rooms (Single/Twin) – P 7,730.00/night
(2 persons + 1 extra bed at P1,680.00)
(45) Premier Rooms (Single/Twin) – P 8,670.00/night
(2 persons + 1 extra bed at P1,680.00)
(7) Premier Rooms (Single/Twin) – P 10,835/night
with pool access (3 persons + 1 extra bed at P1,680.00)
(5) Family Rooms – P 10,740.00/night
(4 persons + 1 extra bed at P1,680.00)
(2) Villas – P 17,135.00/night
(2 persons + 1 extra bed at P2,576.00)

Contact: Ms. Chester Mae Cruz
Email: | Phone: 063-935-501-9763

Bookings shall be done personally by the participants/attendees using the above reference and contact person.

This is the conference venue.

Alona Tropical Beach Resort 

Tawala, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines

Deluxe/Air Condition Room – P 4,380.00
(Breakfast for 2 pax)
Deluxe/Air Condition Room
(Breakfast for 1 pax) – P 3,880.00
Suite Room/Beachfront – P 8,900.00
(w/ hot & cold shower, cable TV & ref)
Good for 3 pax w/ breakfast
Suite Room/Poolside – P 7,900.00
(w/ hot & cold shower, cable TV & ref)
Good for 4 pax w/ breakfast
Suite Family Room/Beachfront – P 6,900.00
(w/ hot & cold shower, cable TV & ref)
Good for 3 pax w/ breakfast
Extra bed w/ breakfast – P 1,200.00

Check-in time: 12:00noon
Check out: 2:00pm
Transportation: car/van
Reservations: +63 38 – 5024106 | Mobile No.: 0939-904-1458/0917-321-4679
Email: |  Telefax: +63 38 – 5029024

The Bellevue Resort
Managed by The Bellevue Hotels and Resorts
Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines 6340
Brgy. Doijo Panglao, Island Bohol
Tel: (63917) 3229433 | (63919) 9952714 | (6338) 4222222
Email: | Fax: (6338) 4222202

Be Grand Resort
BE Grand Drive, Brgy. Danao
Bohol, Philippines 6340
Tel: +6338 4129000 | +63995 5100815 | +63998 3624518
Email: | Fax: +6338 4129088

Alona Kew White Beach Resort
(Room rates are only for January 1, 2018 – November 2018)
Hotel Rooms (w/ breakfast)
Presidential Suite – P 12,400.00
Suite Room – P 5,400.00
(no window)
(1 person) Extra bed w/ breakfast – P 1,100.00
Resort Rooms Villa Catalina Building
– Executive Suite Beach Front – P 8,600.00
– Executive Room – P 7,600.00
– Superior Room – P 4,500.00
Extra person w/ bed & breakfast – P 1,000.00
Resort Cottages
– Executive Bungalow (Poolside Area) – P 5,400.00
– Superior Rooms (Poolside Area) – P 4,500.00
– Superior Rooms (Beach Area) – P 4,500.00
– Superior Rooms (Middle Area) – P 4,500.00
Extra person w/ bed & breakfast – P 1,000.00
Tel: +6338 5029042 | +6338 5029027
Mobile: 0917-304-1936 | 0932-531-3995

Bluewater Resorts
Brgy. Danao, Panglao (10minutes away from Hennan)
Bluewater Panglao Corporate Rates
Premiere Deluxe
Single or Twin – PHP 6,000.00 net
Family Loft (4persons)
Single or Twin – PHP 9,000.00 net
One Bedroom Pool Villa – PHP 9,000.00 net
Two Bedroom Pool Villa – PHP 20,500.00 net
Extra Person – PHP 2,500.00 net
Corporate Rates
– all rates are inclusive of breakfast
– all inclusive of service charge and prevailing government taxes
– all rates inclusive of limited free use of non motorized water sports facilities
– for a minimum of 2 nights booked, free airport or seaport transfers
– all rates are quoted in Philippine Peso
– all rates are net, non-commissionable
– Children 11 years of age & below sharing room with parents are free of charge excluding meals
Best available Rates Inclusions:
– Rates are in Philippine Peso and are subject to 10% service charge and applicable government taxes.
– Based on Single or Twin occupancy
– Maximum of 4 persons for Family Loft and Family Pool Villa
– Buffet Breakfast
– Welcome cold towels and welcome drinks
– Airport transfers
– Complimentary WIFI access in rooms
– Complimentary limited use of non-motorized water sports facilities
– Goodnight sweets
– No additional charge for children 11 years old and below sharing room with parents
– Check-In time : 3:00pm
– Check-Out time: 11:00am
– Resort will guarantee room reservations after 6:00pm with a deposit or a credit card guarantee. All major credit cards accepted
Contact person: Louee Garcia | Email: | Contact No.: (0998) 962 8277
Telephone No.: (632) 8175751 | 2114455
Email: | | Fax: (632) 8935391

Amorita Hotel

 For additional Hotel information, kindly email Judge Ma. Christina Lim at

Europe, Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of the IAWJ

Madrid, Spain
April 25-26, 2019

Hosted by the Spanish Women Judges Association (AMJE)

The theme of this conference will be:
Justice with a Gender Perspective“.

The Conference will be held at the facility of the Museum of the National Coin and Stamp Factory in Madrid, Spain.

Registration is free for IAWJ and AMJE members.

Members are responsible for their own accommodations.
Registration is open until April 22 or until spots are filled.
All members must register to reserve a spot. Available space is limited.

IAWJ and AMJE members must register here!

Registration is also available in Spanish here!

You will have the option to sign up for the cultural dinner with a Spanish performance on Thursday, April 25 (60 euros) and/or to the lunch organized for Friday, April 26 (40 euros).
Those that express interest in participating in the paid events will receive the bank account information, along with the address of the restaurants, via email in March.

Here is the final agenda in English and Spanish.

More information about registration, accommodation, and costs is available in English and Spanish.

For more information, please contact AMJE at or email Hon. Gloria Poyatos at

Hotel and Accommodation Information

Discounted rates and other hotel information here in English and in Spanish.

Downtown Madrid
(280 meters from conference venue)

NH the sales
(2’8 km from conference venue)

Madrid, Serrano
(3’1 km from conference venue)

NH Zurbano
(3’6 km from conference venue)

NH Abascal
(3’7 km from conference venue)

Madrid Tower
(8’7 km from conference venue)

Madrid North
(11’2 km from conference venue) 

Eurostars Suites
(11’7 km from conference venue

16th African Regional Conference of the IAWJ

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
June 3-7, 2019

Hosted by the Association Internationale des Femmes Juges, Section Cote D’Ivoire

Theme: “Unity, judicial cooperation and solidarity among the women judges in the implementation of sub-regional, regional and international laws”

Registration fees:

Early bird: $600 before March 31
Regular fee: $800

Accompanying person:
Early bird: $400 before March 31 (includes conference and cultural activities)
Regular fees: $500

IAWJ members can register through this form!

Registration is also available in French here.

You can find the Terms of Reference and the Program of the Conference in English and French.

For more information, please contact the local organizing team at or the secretariat of the Association of Magistrate Women of Côte d’Ivoire at

Latin America and the Caribbean  |  Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de la República Dominicana (AJURD) will host the 2019 Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference on November 23 through 25, 2019 in Punta Cana. 


Previous Conferences


Latin America and the Caribbean  |  Mexico City, Mexico 
The Mexico Chapter of the IAWJ hosted the 3rd Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference theme was Equality: From the Perspective of the Judiciary. It covered important topics facing judges in the region, which includes: Trafficking in Persons, Cyber Bullying, Migration, and Gender-based Violence. September 12-13, 2017. For more information on the conference, please reference the conference program (also available in Spanish and French).

Asia and the Pacific   |  Sydney, Australia 
The Australian Association of Women Judges held this conference in conjunction with the National Conference of the Australian Association of Women Judges. The theme of the conference was Impacts of Judging: An Asia Pacific Perspective. April 27-30, 2017. Contact person: Judge Robyn Tupman,

For more information, please download the flyer.

Africa  |  Nairobi, Kenya
The Kenya Women Judges Association Chapter of the IAWJ hosted the 15th African Regional Conference meeting themed Women Judges Enabling Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities, Strategies & Challenges. The conference provided a platform for women judges to deliberate on their role in enabling sustainable development goals. The meeting addressed the following topics: Women in the justice system: the poverty question; Gender vulnerability in conflict situations; Emerging issues in legislation on GBV; Gender issues in the electoral process; Women in leadership; Sustainable stakeholder engagements and partnerships; and Women leadership in the judiciary.  May 16-20, 2017. For more information on this meeting, please review the Conference Report.

Europe and the Middle East and North Africa  |  Budapest, Hungary 
The Hungarian Association of Women Judges hosted a meeting focused on Gender Issues and MigrationParticipants examined the particular circumstances of Unaccompanied Children and Girls caught up in the migration crisis. Events included a welcome event, a visit to the Hungarian Parliament, a regional business meeting of members, and a dinner. March 24-25, 2017.  Contact person: Agnes Galajda,




Middle East and North Africa (MENA)  |  Tunis, Tunisia  
This conference took place from March 27th to 29th, 2015 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Tunis, Tunisia on the theme “The Independence of the Judiciary and the role of women judges.” Women judges from 8 jurisdictions participated including: Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Morocco, Hungary and the USA. The meeting was held in conjunction with the IAWJ’s ILAC (International Legal Assistance Consortium) MENA program on ‘Strengthening Women Judges’ Capacity to Provide Judicial Leadership on Gender and Access to Justice’.

Asia-Pacific  |  Tagatay City, Philippines
The Philippines Women Judges Association held the IAWJ Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in Tagatay City, Phillipines on May 12-15, 2015. For more information on the meeting, please review the Conference Report prepared by Justice Susan Glazebrook.

Africa  |  Pretoria, South Africa
The Africa Regional Conference, ” Empowering Women, empowering communities: Let’s make it happen,” was hosted by the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (SAC-IAWJ) in cooperation with the IAWJ. It took place from August 7th-10th, 2015 at the University of South Africa (UNISA) Campus, Tshwane in Pretoria, South Africa.

Latin America and Caribbean  |  Sao Paulo, Brazil
The «International Seminar of Latin America and Caribbean Women Judges and Women Human Rights» was held in São Paulo, Brazil on October 21-22, 2015 and was hosted by the Brazil Chapter of the IAWJ. More information including the conference program, can be found on the CBIAWJ website.