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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New law on the books: Women Judges provide Training on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | Our member association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), continues conducting training for judges on human trafficking in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

New law on the books: Women Judges provide Training on Trafficking in Persons in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

The IAWJ Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today, November 25, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On this day, the IAWJ celebrates its members who work each day to end violence, but especially: Our members who work in family courts, who deal with violence in the family. Work in these courts is stressful, sometimes heartbreaking, not-very-high-status, and potentially
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The IAWJ Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

IAWJ Member, Magistrate Mar Serna, to be Member of Spain’s next General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ)

Spain | Magistrate Mar Serna, IAWJ member and founder of IAWJ’s Spanish chapter, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), will be member of the next General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) in Spain.  “At AMJE, we are delighted that one of ours has been selected [for the CGPJ]. There is a lot of work to be done for equality in order to break the glass
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IAWJ’s Chapter in Haiti Holds Media Training in Port-au-Prince

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | The IAWJ’s member association in Haiti, the Chapitre Haïtien de l’Association Internationale des Femmes Juges (CHAIFEJ), held a workshop for journalists called “Let’s fight human trafficking in Haiti.” The goal of the workshop was for judges to give tips to journalists on how to report  and investigate human trafficking in the country.  Watch a short clip of the training below.

IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, Spoke at the 61 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Judges in Marrakesh

Marrakesh, Morocco | On October 17, 2018, IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz gave a speech titled The Role of Women Judges and a Gender Perspective in Ensuring Judicial Independence and Integrity at the 61 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Judges in Marrakesh, Morocco. The theme of the meeting was “Judicial Independence and the Implementation of the New Universal Charter of the Judge.” Judge
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IAWJ and the Union of Moroccan Women Judges Hold Judicial Leadership Training

Marrakesh, Morocco | The International Association of Women Judges, together with our newly launched Member Association the Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ), held a Judicial Leadership Training in October 2018 for 20 judges. Among those  present were the UMWJ’s current leadership and members. IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Human Rights Education Director, Anne Goldstein, joined UMWJ President, Mina Sougrati, for
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IAWJ and the Union of Moroccan Women Judges Hold Judicial Leadership Training

Our Spanish Chapter, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), is Featured in eldiaro.es

IAWJ member and speaker of our Spanish Member Association, the Asociación de Mujeres Juezas de España (AMJE), Magistrate Lucia Aviles was featured in an article by eldiaro.es. She talks about the persistent disparities in women judge’s access to high ranking judicial positions.  Today, women make up 53% of the judiciary, but only 27% of high ranking positions. Magistrate Aviles said that  “We (women) are part
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, Moderated a Panel on Access to Justice at the World Bank’s 2018 Law, Justice, and Development Week

Washington DC, USA | IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, moderated a panel on access to justice with the participation of IAWJ Member, Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima of Zambia.   ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, Moderated a Panel on Access to Justice at the World Bank’s 2018 Law, Justice, and Development Week

Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis

Launch of a Report on Justice and Accountability in Guatemala by the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) Washington, DC, USA | On October 10, the IAWJ, together with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA Roli), the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) launched ILAC’s latest Rule of
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Event Summary – Guatemala’s Protracted Rule of Law Crisis