IAWJ Participates in ILAC’s Guatemala Justice Sector Assessment

May 30th 2018 | Despite being at peace for over twenty years, the impact of the conflict and violence the the 1960s internal conflict in Guatemala are still felt today, particularly in the rule of law. The International Legal Aid Consortium (ILAC) conducted a Rule of Law assessment on the Justice Sector in Guatemala. When commenting on the state of rule of law
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IAWJ Participates in ILAC’s Guatemala Justice Sector Assessment

IAWJ at the Council on Foreign Relations “Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement”

NEW YORK, June 12th | The International Association of Women Judges was invited to speak at a Roundtable at the Council on Foreign Relations. The roundtable was called “Corruption, Gender Inequality and the MeToo Movement”. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CFR and Member of the IAWJ’s Board of Managerial Trustees, moderated the roundtable. Bettinger-Lopez lead the discussion between the two speakers,
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IAWJ at the Council on Foreign Relations “Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement”

Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

LIMA, PERU | May 21st, Dr. Janet Tello Giraldi, President of the Asociación Peruana de Mujeres Juezas and IAWJ member, was recognized by the Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Peoples) and by President Martín Vizacarra with the ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’. This is an incredible honor, and awarded to “women who promote and develop
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Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

IAWJ Executive Director Lisa Davis Gives Biennial Report to Membership

Buenos Aires, Argentina | On May 5th, IAWJ Executive Director Lisa Davis addressed the membership at the IAWJ’s Biennial Conference. She presented two years in review of the IAWJ.  She recognized the amazing work of the IAWJ leadership, member associations, and IAWJ professional staff, and discussed the annual budgets of 2016, 2017, and 2018.  See here to read Davis’ full remarks.   “In my 2 and
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IAWJ Executive Director Lisa Davis Gives Biennial Report to Membership

IAWJ Participates in Global Judicial Integrity Network Launch

VIENNA, AUSTRIA | Earlier this week the IAWJ were part of the launch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Judicial Integrity Network (GJIN). The GJIN has been created to use as a platform to share good practices and to help “promote a culture of lawfulness” under the Doha Declaration. At the launch there was representation form different states from all
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IAWJ Participates in Global Judicial Integrity Network Launch

IAWJ’s Delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women

The International Association of Women Judges was honored to have a delegation at the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which had the theme of “Empowering Rural Women and Girls”. Our delegation this year was comprised of members from nine different countries: Argentina, Canada, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, Uganda, and the United States.
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IAWJ’s Delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women

IAWJ at University of South Carolina’s Symposium

Recently, the University of South Carolina’s Law School hosted a symposium entitled “Women as Agents of Change in Rule of Law” and the IAWJ was honored to be a part of the program. IAWJ members, Judge Fiona Mwale and Judge Teresa Doherty, participated in a panel moderated by our Executive Director Lisa Davis on Women’s leadership in the justice sector. Our members described
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IAWJ at University of South Carolina’s Symposium

Two New Member Associations in North Africa: Morocco and Tunisia

Two of our newest member associations, Morocco and Tunisia, held their first annual membership meeting in January to announce the creation of their associations. The Tunisian Association of Women Judges held their meeting with a theme of ‘Women Judges in a Democracy Transition’ on Jan 20-21. Their meeting included 150 judges and the President of the Court of Cassation and the Minister of
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Two New Member Associations in North Africa: Morocco and Tunisia