Our Chapter in Panama, the Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of the Judicial Branch of Panama (AMAJUP) Inaugurated its Headquarters

Ancon, Panama | Our member association, the Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of the Judicial Branch of Panama (AMAJUP) inaugurated its headquarters last week. The ceremony included the presence of Supreme Court magistrates. AMAJUP is a non-profit association created in 1994. It is comprised of female magistrates and lawyers of the Republic of Panama. They have 175 members. Judge Ruby del Carmen
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Our Chapter in Panama, the Association of Women Magistrates and Judges of the Judicial Branch of Panama (AMAJUP) Inaugurated its Headquarters

A Fond Farewell from Lisa Davis, IAWJ Executive Director

(August 1, 2015- April 9, 2019) Dear IAWJ members,    Thank you for making me a part of this great sisterhood of judges.  I am inspired by what you do every day as judges and the mark you have made on your courts—from creating specialized courts and services, leading gender commissions in the judiciary, providing judicial education on new subjects, and advancing the principle of
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A Fond Farewell from Lisa Davis, IAWJ Executive Director

Hon. Gloria Poyatos was Interviewed at El Intermedio about Patriarchal Justice and Sexual Violence

Spain | Magistrate Gloria Poyatos, IAWJ Board Member, was in an interview at the program “El Intermedio” from La Sexta, discussing patriarchal justice and sexual violence in her country. During the interview, Hon. Gloria Poyatos, Magistrate at the Superior Tribunal of Justice in Canarias, addressed gender inequalities, both in the judicial system, and within the legislation. Magistrate Poyatos raised important issues. She mentioned
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos was Interviewed at El Intermedio about Patriarchal Justice and Sexual Violence

IAWJ’s CSW 63 Parallel Event

New York, USA | On Thursday, March 14, the IAWJ hosted a CSW 63 parallel event titled “Courts and access to public services: Global perspectives from women judges.” This year’s CSW priority theme was “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Seven of our members spoke at this event. Hon.
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IAWJ’s CSW 63 Parallel Event

IAWJ’s Speeches at CSW 63

New York, USA | In addition to our CSW 63 parallel event “Courts and Access to Public Services: Global Perspectives from Women Judges,” IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz and President-elect, Hon. Susan Glazebrook represented the association in several panels and discussions during CSW 63. Hon. Susan Glazebrook spoke at the joint event with IDLO, GQUAL and the Permanent Mission of the State of
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IAWJ Delegation Goes to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

New York, USA | The IAWJ was pleased to have a delegation of women judges at the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). This year, the theme was “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Our delegation was comprised of 34 members from 17
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IAWJ Delegation Goes to the 63rd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women

IAWJ member, Hon. Maguy Florestal Recommended by the Senate for Appointment by the Court of Cassation

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Judge Maguy Florestal, IAWJ member from Haiti, was recommended by the Senate, among other judges, to be appointed by the Court of Cassation. According to Vanessa Dalzon, the writer of the Balistrad, Hon. Maguy Florestal should be remembered for her life dedicated to the judiciary, as a respected judge and as a model for other women in the judiciary. Maguy
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IAWJ member, Hon. Maguy Florestal Recommended by the Senate for Appointment by the Court of Cassation

Tunisian Association of Women Judges Conducts Mediation Training

Tunisia | In collaboration with PARJ, CEJJ, and the Court of Appeals, the Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) hosted a workshop on mediation on February 22-23. The workshop was titled “Mediation: another way to resolve conflicts, another culture…” and it was open to judges, lawyers and social mediators. The goal of this training was to promote the use of mediation to resolve
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Tunisian Association of Women Judges Conducts Mediation Training

The Mexican Chapter of the IAWJ’s, Association of Women Judges, Shares 2018 – 2019 Report

Mexico | The Mexican Association of Women Judges from IAWJ’s Mexican Chapter shared their 2018 – 2019 Report. The Mexican Association of Women Judges was created in 2012 with the goal of uniting Mexican women judges to advance their professional development in order to better promote justice and protect the vulnerable. Each year, the association continues to grow and fulfill its mission. In
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, represented us at the UN Conference on Contemporary Challenges on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective

New York, USA | Judge Vanessa Ruiz, IAWJ President, represented us at the conference on “Contemporary Challenges on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective, ” on February 9-11, 2019, organized by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, and the New York Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation. The conference was called by the UN Special Rapporteur
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, represented us at the UN Conference on Contemporary Challenges on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers from a Global Perspective