IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies

Guatemala City, Guatemala | IAWJ members participated in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies that took place in Guatemala from September 30 to October 2, 2018. 40 women magistrates from the region attended the meeting with the theme: “Gender Identity and Open Justice for Women.” Its main objective was to reflect on the need to mainstream a gender
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IAWJ Members Participate in the XVII Ibero-American Meeting of Magistrates of the Highest Judicial Bodies

The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Holds Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence

Argentina | The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) conducted a Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence (GBV) from November 21 – 27. During the conference, AMJA’s members discussed best practices from the country’s different provinces on how to address GBV. The conference included talks, debates, video conferences, as well as movie-debates.  You can see a short video with
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Holds Federal Conference for the Elimination of Gender Based Violence

IAWJ Chapter in Tunisia, the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA) Conducted Training Activities on New Law for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Tunisia | IAWJ’s Chapter in Tunisia, the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA) conducted two training activities in October and November regarding the country’s new law on the elimination of violence against women. Law 2017_58 was approved in August, 2017.  On October 20-21, the TWJA conducted a two-day Training Workshop on the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Family court judges, criminal judges, and prosecutors participated in this training.
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IAWJ Chapter in Tunisia, the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA) Conducted Training Activities on New Law for the Elimination of Violence against Women

IAWJ Member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, Publishes Op Ed for the UNODC

IAWJ member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, from the International Criminal Court, wrote an Op Ed for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) titled “Effective Judicial Selections and Appointments.” In the article, Judge Monageng talks about judicial integrity and independence and expresses her support for the Southern African Chief Justice Forum to create Best Practice Guidelines for Judicial Selection and Appointment of Judges. Moreover, she
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IAWJ Member, Hon. Sanji Monageng, Publishes Op Ed for the UNODC

IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Esther Agelan Casasnovas, Represented the IAWJ at OHCHR’s Expert Group Meeting on Legal Capacity and Access to Justice

Wilson, Geneva | IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Esther Agelan Casasnovas from the Dominican Republic, represented the IAWJ at OHCHR’s Expert Group Meeting on Legal Capacity and Access to Justice that was held in Wilson, Geneva on November 8-9.  Magistrate Agelan participated as an IAWJ expert on the rights of persons with disabilities. The meeting generated a dialogue of experts for the promotion of good practices
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IAWJ Board Member, Hon. Esther Agelan Casasnovas, Represented the IAWJ at OHCHR’s Expert Group Meeting on Legal Capacity and Access to Justice

Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) and Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) Demand Domestic Violence Act and the Creation of Family Courts in Tanzania

Tanzania | The Tanzania Women Judges Association (TAWJA) and the Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) organized a moot court this week were they called for the creation of a domestic violence act and for the establishment of family courts in Tanzania. According to IPP Media, a WiLDAF board members said that Tanzania is in need of a  “‘stand-alone’ domestic violence act as
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IAWJ Members participate in UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea | IAWJ members, Hon. Adisa Zahiragic from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hon. Sanji Monageng from Botswana, Hon. Imane El Malki from Morocco, and IAWJ Former Presidents  Hon. Teresita de Castro from Philippines and Hon. Eusebia Munuo from Tanzania will participate in UNODC’s Expert Group Meeting on Gender-Related Judicial Integrity Issues in Seoul from December 6-7.  Along with our members will be IAWJ Senior Advisor,
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducts Activities on Human Trafficking

Argentina | The Asociación de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) conducted several activities on human trafficking in October. On October 16, they conducted a debate on “Violence in the Workplace: Gender and Access to Justice” in Buenos Aires to spread the word and debate on the different laws and actions that protect workers in regards to violence in the workplace, particularly violence against women,
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The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Conducts Activities on Human Trafficking

IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), Hon. Saida Chebili, presented on the IAWJ’s Regional Perspective in Human Trafficking

Tunisia | Hon. Saida Chebili, IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), participated in the United Kingdom Association of Women Judges’ (UKAWJ) Annual Conference in Liverpool on November 9th.  She did a presentation for the Conference on IAWJ’s Regional Perspective on Human Trafficking.  The theme of this year’s UKAWJ conference was “Migration Slavery and the Law.” You can see some pictures
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IAWJ Board Member and President of the Tunisian Women Judges Association (TWJA), Hon. Saida Chebili, presented on the IAWJ’s Regional Perspective in Human Trafficking

African Women Judges Commit to Tackling Gender Based Violence with International Association of Women Judges-Africa Region Forum

Africa | “Women judges, magistrates and prosecutors have signed a commitment that would see a concerted approach by women justice actors to combating Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Africa.” According to the Journal du Cameroun, representatives of women judges, magistrates, and prosecutor associations from Kenya, Liberia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Somalia, Zambia and Nairobi, committed to creating an International Association of Women Judges-Africa Region
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