IAWJ and the Union of Moroccan Women Judges Hold Judicial Leadership Training

Marrakesh, Morocco | The International Association of Women Judges, together with our newly launched Member Association the Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ), held a Judicial Leadership Training in October 2018 for 20 judges. Among those  present were the UMWJ’s current leadership and members. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Training Director, Anne Goldstein, joined UMWJ President, Mina Sougrati, for the training.
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IAWJ and the Union of Moroccan Women Judges Hold Judicial Leadership Training

Our Spanish Chapter, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), is Featured in eldiaro.es

IAWJ member and speaker of our Spanish Member Association, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), Magistrate Lucia Aviles was featured in an article by eldiaro.es. She talks about the persistent disparities in women judge’s access to high ranking judicial positions.  Today, women make up 53% of the judiciary, but only 27% of high ranking positions. Magistrate Aviles said that  “We (women) are part
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

Launch of a Report on Justice and Accountability in Guatemala by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) Washington, DC, USA | On October 10, the IAWJ, together with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA Roli), the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) launched ILAC’s latest Rule of
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

A Video on the First Gender Based Violence Court in Pakistan

Punjab, Pakistan | In January 2017, the International Association of Women Judges launched a 15 month program entitled “Promoting Gender Equality in Pakistan’s Justice System” to enhance the capacity of Pakistani women to preserve law and order, promote gender equality, and serve as role models in the justice system. Women Pakistani judges wanted to share experiences, develop strategies, and enhance their professional capacity
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A Video on the First Gender Based Violence Court in Pakistan

IAWJ Member Justice Mary Yu to Introduce Girls to Court Careers Today

United States | IAWJ member and Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be speaking today, together with other women judges, to 55 middle-school girl students about potential careers in the legal system. Justice Yu will speak to the girls at the Color of Justice program. A program created by the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) and designed to  “provide youth a chance
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IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12

Argentina | On October 29, the Argentinian news source Página 12 published a great interview with past IAWJ President, Dr. Susana Medina de Rizzo. In her interview, she highlighted the need for women judges to continue building bridges and closing gaps in order to  “build bridges of communication, solidarity, and the transfer of knowledge, doctrine, and jurisprudence.” She also highlighted the achievements, and lacks,
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IAWJ Past President Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo was interviewed for Página 12

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | IAWJ’s Member Association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), is conducting training for newly appointed judges this week in Port-au-Prince from Monday, October 29, to Wednesday, October 31. The training is part of our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti and is focused on combating trafficking in persons (TIP) in the country. Specifically, judges are being
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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The South African Chapter of the IAWJ Shares a Report on their Latest Activities

South Africa | Our South African Chapter (SAC-IAWJ) sent us a report highlighting their activities and programs since May 2018. Read below to find information on their great programs: Mentoring of University Law Students in career tracks, such as prosecution and judging. The SAC-IAWJ has mentored over 400 students. This program has is such a success that one partner university provides students with
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Judge Felicia Toney Williams is the First Female African-American Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana

The IAWJ wishes to congratulate long-term IAWJ member, Judge Felicia Toney Williams of the United States, for becoming the first female African-American Chief Judge  of the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Louisiana.  Chief Judge Williams has had a very successful career and has been breaking barriers since 1992,  when she became the “first woman elected to the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal.”
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