Former IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina, Joins Palestine Judges for a Women Judges and Prosecutors Empowerment Event

Image from Ahora. Ramallah, West Bank | Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo, former IAWJ President, attended a Palestine Judges and Prosecutors event organized by members of the IAWJ at Ramallah. IAWJ member, Hon. Rasha Hammad gave the opening remarks and welcomed Hon. Susana Medina de Rizzo and IAWJ member Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda, both from Argentina. During the event, the participants debated about
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Former IAWJ President, Hon. Susana Medina, Joins Palestine Judges for a Women Judges and Prosecutors Empowerment Event

In India only 76 out of 1079 Judges are Women Sitting on the Bench in High Courts

India | The Indian government informed recently that women barely constitute 7% of the total judges in all 25 high courts across the country. As of January, 2019, among all high courts, 6 don’t even have 1 women judge. Only 76 out of 1079 judges sitting in high courts are women. Several have reacted to this information. Indira Jaising, former Additional Solicitor General, said
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In India only 76 out of 1079 Judges are Women Sitting on the Bench in High Courts

The Tanzania Women Judges Association Organized a Forum with UN Women on the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Access to Justice in Tanzania

Tanzania | IAWJ member association, the Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA), organized a forum, in collaboration with UN Women, on the promotion and protection of women’s access to justice in Tanzania. Women’s access to justice is a real issue in Tanzania. According to Justice Joaquine De-Mello, TAWJA’s Chairperson and IAWJ member, the conference was organized to increase awareness among stakeholders of Tanzania’s domestic
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The Tanzania Women Judges Association Organized a Forum with UN Women on the Promotion and Protection of Women’s Access to Justice in Tanzania

Justice Ayesha A. Malik and Justice Alia Neelum are Members of the Committee for Protection of Women Judges in Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan | The Lahore High Court Chief Justice constituted a Committee for the Protection of Women Judges “to take action against hooliganism by lawyers in district courts” toward female judges. The committee was formed after receiving complaints from women judges and it is constituted by 4 members. Among them, two are IAWJ members: Justice Ayesha A. Malik, who will preside over the
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Justice Ayesha A. Malik and Justice Alia Neelum are Members of the Committee for Protection of Women Judges in Lahore, Pakistan

Magistrate Lara Esteve, IAWJ member, was Interviewed on Spain’s Gender Based Violence Courts

Spain | IAWJ and Spanish Association of Women Judges member, Magistrate Lara Esteve, was interviewed for Diario16 about the status and challenges of gender based violence courts and complaints in her country. Gender based violence courts are overwhelmed with complaints. Magistrate Esteve explains that these courts must face real human drama where an aggressor could be the person the victim loved the most.
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Magistrate Lara Esteve, IAWJ member, was Interviewed on Spain’s Gender Based Violence Courts

Spanish Magistrate Lucia Avilés Writes OpEd on How Fighting Femicide is part of a State’s Due Diligence

Spain | IAWJ Member and member of the Spanish Association of Women Judges (AMJE), Magistrate Lucia Avilés wrote an OpEd for elPeriódico titled “Due diligence“, where she claims that creating and applying policies to eradicate violence against women are an obligation of the state. Since 1974 women all over the world have been advocating internationally for States to fight gender based discrimination, inequality,
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Spanish Magistrate Lucia Avilés Writes OpEd on How Fighting Femicide is part of a State’s Due Diligence

Hon. Francisca Zapata, President of the Association of Chilean Magistrates (MACHI) and IAWJ Member, was Interviewed about the Lack of Promotions for Women in the Chilean Judiciary

Chile | The President of the Association of Chilean Magistrates (MACHI), Judge Francisca Zapata, was interviewed by La Tercera about the barriers that prevent women in the chilean judiciary to advance in their careers. The Center of Public Studies in Chile in a recent a study called “The appointment of ministers to the Supreme Court: characterization of a practice (1990-2019)” found that 70%
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IAWJ President Hon. Vanessa Ruiz Writes OpEd for UNODC

UNODC | “The Role of Women Judges and a Gender Perspective in Ensuring Judicial Independence and Integrity” is the title of IAWJ President Hon. Vanessa Ruiz’s OpEd for UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. Throughout the article, Judge Ruiz addresses how women enrich the judiciary by promoting its integrity and adding new perspectives to old problems. “The judiciary will not be trusted if it
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IAWJ President Hon. Vanessa Ruiz Writes OpEd for UNODC

US BMT Member, Prof. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Writes OpEd for The Hill

USA | A year after the #MeToo movement started, IAWJ’s Board of Managerial Trustees Member, Prof. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, along with Rebecca Hughes, published an OpEd for The Hill.com analyzing the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) proposed “Convention and Recommendations Concerning the Elimination of Violence and Harassment in the World of Work“. Through the #Metoo movement women, and men, worldwide “have called for the laws
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US BMT Member, Prof. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Writes OpEd for The Hill

IAWJ Represented at the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Vatican City | Videos of the presentations and discussions of the Summit of African Women Judges & Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime that took place on December 12 and 13, hosted by The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, are now available. Through this link, you can watch the presentations of IAWJ Board Members, Hon. Susana Medina, Hon. Saida Chebili, Hon. Ngozi Emehelu,
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