UN Women, IDLO and the World Bank Published a Report on Common Justice Problems for Women

According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), “UN Women, IDLO and the World Bank recently convened a meeting of the High-level Group on Justice for Women, along with the Task Force on Justice of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. It delivered a comprehensive report to better understand common justice problems for women.” Women’s access to justice, particularly for women living
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The South African Chapter of the IAWJ Hosted its Annual Conference

Our South African Chapter (SAC-IAWJ) hosted its 15th Annual Conference this August in collaboration with the University of Mpumalanga. The country’s Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, gave remarks during the gala dinner, according to Mpumalanga News. This year’s theme was “Women Empowerment: A Shawl and a shield in the fight against sexual and gender violence.” The SAC-IAWJ’s mandate is to
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina Participated in the First Workshop Between the Government, the Judiciary, and Indigenous Peoples for the Implementation of Trial by Indigenous Juries

In Chaco, Argentina, according to the Argentine Association of Trial by Jury, the first “jury roll was drawn on August 7th … [as well as] the first workshop between the local Government, the Judicial Branch and the Indigenous Peoples dealing with the implementation of Indigenous juries.” “Trial by jury is an ancient form of justice which requires that a group of twelve neighbors
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National Association of Women Judges – USA Started a New Partnership for their Women In Prison Program

In their June 2019 Newsletter, the National Association of Women Judges – USA (NAWJ)’s District 6 announced a new partnership with the Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC), for their Women In Prison program. The partnership began on July 1. BPCC affiliated instructors will conduct classes allowing the women to obtain the requisite education to be able to obtain employment in a myriad of
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National Association of Women Judges – USA Started a New Partnership for their Women In Prison Program

How Sextortion and Land Rights Collide

Land Portal has published a blog post from Ms. Nicole Mathot titled: “Sextortion: the hidden face of land corruption.” In the article, Ms. Mathot addresses the ways in which sextortion is present in land corruption. IAWJ’s Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, was consulted in the creation of this article. Sexual extortion is a pervasive but often hidden form of corruption. Instead of money as
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How Sextortion and Land Rights Collide

Scholarship applications for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference are open!

Applications are open to request funding to participate in IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity” in New Zealand next year. Download the Application for Funding Form here: English | Español | Français Please note that resources are very limited for scholarships. Preference will be given to speakers and to those who have not attended an IAWJ regional or biennial conference or other international
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Scholarship applications for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference are open!

Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

On July 30th and 31st 2019, the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) convened a Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 2019 in recognition of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) on July 30.  The initiative for organizing the regional conference emanated from
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Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons

The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes a “Manifest for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence”

The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) published on their website a “Manifesto for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence,” due to the “urgent need to for a comprehensive, quick and effective protection of mothers and their children.” The association highlights that since 2003, in Spain, 1,010 women have been killed by their partners or former partners. Moreover, since 2013, 29 children
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The Association of Women Judges of Spain Publishes a “Manifest for a Childhood Free of Sexist Violence”

The Association of Women Magistrates of the Ivory Coast Conducts Awareness Campaign on Human Trafficking

According to AIP, the Association of Women Magistrates of the Ivory Coast (AFEMCI) conducted an activity to promote human trafficking awareness on the eve of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. The Hon. Emma Collette Attopka Kouassi, AFEMCI’s President, explained that this activity aimed to inform people about the consequences of trafficking in persons, as well as strategies to eradicate it. During
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Watch the Regional Conference on Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

The IAWJ, in collaboration with the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD), the Dominican Republic’s (DR) Constitutional Court (TC), the DR’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MIREX), the DR’s Superior Electoral Court (TSE), the Dominican Council of the Judicial Power, IAWJ affiliated associations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States Embassy in the DR is hosting a Regional Latin
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