IAWJ Commemorates the International Day of Peace

The UN General Assembly has declared September 21 as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, among all nations and peoples. The IAWJ, in its commitment to promoting human rights and equal justice for all, commemorates the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of Peace. It is through equal access to justice that we can facilitate global peace and access to human rights. The
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Former IAWJ President Hon. Brenda Hale is in the first female majority barrister group that will hear a Supreme Court case in the UK 

For the first time in 600 years, UK’s Supreme Court will have a female majority hear a case. Among the judges will be  former IAWJ President, Honorable Brenda Hale.  Lady Hale has been a dedicated leader and active member of IAWJ for years. Lady Hale is also UK’s Supreme Court’s first female president. Her work in promoting women’s access to senior roles in
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Former IAWJ President Hon. Brenda Hale is in the first female majority barrister group that will hear a Supreme Court case in the UK 

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Petit-Goâve

Our project on Combating Human Trafficking in Haiti conducted justice sector training on combating trafficking in persons in Petit-Goâve. The training focused on identification of TIP cases and improved coordination between Judges, Prosecutors, Police, and Social Workers in Haiti.     

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Leadership on Trafficking in Persons in Haiti – Training in Petit-Goâve

IAWJ’s Trustee Ambassador Esserman Receives Award for Work on Human Trafficking

Washington, DC | Ambassador Susan Esserman, Member of the IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees, has recently received the Justice for Girls Empowerment Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Ambassador Esserman was recognized for her work helping the survivors of human trafficking in Maryland, USA. She is currently the head of Steptoe & Johnson’s pro bono efforts representing victims of sex and labor
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IAWJ’s Trustee Ambassador Esserman Receives Award for Work on Human Trafficking

Justice Imani Aboud Appointed to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

IAWJ congratulates IAWJ leader, Justice Imani Aboud of Tanzania, for her recent election to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. She will be sworn in on August 27th at the commencement of the 50th Ordinary Session in Arusha, Tanzania, the seat of the court. Justice Aboud replaces another IAWJ member on the court, Justice Solomy Bossa, who has joined the International
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Justice Imani Aboud Appointed to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

IAWJ Commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Women Judges working together to combat trafficking in persons Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a global issue affecting the most vulnerable peoples in our communities. Due to the broad reach of this crime, it is necessary for local, national, and international actors to come together and work on all different levels to address this problem. When working in tandem, governments and civil society
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IAWJ Commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

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’