Colombo Declaration on the Role of the Judiciary in Ensuring Women’s Right to Equality in Marriage and Family Relations

Colombo, Sri Lanka | The International Women’s Right Actions Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific is an international, women’s human rights organization, founded in 1993, working for “the progressive interpretation and realization of the human rights of women through the lens of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and other international human rights treaties.” IWRAW Asia Pacific hosted
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IAWJ was Present at the High-Level Debate on International Migration and Development on February 2019

IAWJ Board of Director’s Secretary, Hon. Mina Sougrati, represented us at the High-Level Debate on International Migration and Development, held at the UN Headquarters in New York on February, 2019. Hon. Mina Sougrati wrote the following summary of the meeting exclusively for the IAWJ. The President of the 73rd session of the General Assembly convened a High-level Debate on International Migration and Development on
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IAWJ was Present at the High-Level Debate on International Migration and Development on February 2019

Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) Shares a Report Highlighting Their Activities and Programs 2017 -2019

Tanzania | The Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA), which is one of IAWJ’s member associations, sent us a report highlighting their activities and programs for the period of January 2017 to January 2019. Read below to find information about their great programs: The organization has increased itsmembership and now they have 250 members from different court levels and regions. Not only the number of their members has increased but also the number of
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Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) Shares a Report Highlighting Their Activities and Programs 2017 -2019

The UK Association of Women Judges Launched a Series to Celebrate 100 Years of Women in Law

The UK Association of Women Judges (UKAWJ) has launched an open lecture series to celebrate 100 years of women in the law. The event took place on March 21st to celebrate the “centenary of women’s entry to the legal profession.” It was held at the Supreme Court in London. The event was structured as a discussion between women judges and academics to explore
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The UK Association of Women Judges Launched a Series to Celebrate 100 Years of Women in Law

The Union of Moroccan Women Judges Conducted a Sextortion Workshop in Tangier as part of our Program to Fight Corruption in Morocco

As part of our joint Program “Addressing Corruption’s Impact on Women in Morocco,” the Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ) organized a Sextortion Workshop in Tangier on February 2. The goal of the workshop was to have a discussion with university students and judges on sextortion and how it presents itself in universities, as well as to analyze whether the country’s current law
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The Union of Moroccan Women Judges Conducted a Sextortion Workshop in Tangier as part of our Program to Fight Corruption in Morocco

The International Association of Women Judges Welcomes its new Executive Director, Ms. Shawna Wilson

The International Association of Women Judges is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Shawna Wilson as Executive Director. Shawna brings a wealth of experience in matters at the core of IAWJ’s mission and programs, rule of law and human rights, from her long tenure at the U.S. Department of State and USAID. She was selected for the highly competitive U.S. Supreme Court
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The International Association of Women Judges Welcomes its new Executive Director, Ms. Shawna Wilson

Hon. Lori T. Spivak Has Been Appointed to the Court of Appeal of Manitoba

Manitoba, Canada | The IAWJ congratulates its member, Hon. Lori T. Spivak, for her appointment to the Court of Appeal of Manitoba. “During her many years on the bench, Justice Spivak has presided over a full range of cases in criminal, constitutional and civil law. She is co-chair of the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Judicial Education Committee, which is responsible for planning
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Hon. Lori T. Spivak Has Been Appointed to the Court of Appeal of Manitoba

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Launches Educational Program in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico | Our Chapter in Spain, the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) launched an educational program with the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA) in Mexico, on March 8. According to Diario16, this is a pilot program named “Educating in Equal Justice” (Educando en Justicia Igualitaria). The program was first launched in Lanzarote, Spain, by AMJE in 2016. AMJE’s President created the program with
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Launches Educational Program in Aguascalientes, Mexico

The Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) Hosted IAWJ’s Regional Conference for Asia-Pacific

Panglao, Bohol, Philippines | From February 27 to March 1, 2019, the Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) hosted IAWJ’s Regional Conference for Asia-Pacific. The PWJA hosted this conference along with its 24th Annual Convention-Seminar. The theme was Justice … in the Hearts of Women and over 485 women judges were present. For more information about this Regional Conference, read the official report from Regional Director Hon. Maria Theresa M.
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The Philippine Women Judges Association (PWJA) Hosted IAWJ’s Regional Conference for Asia-Pacific