Biennial Conference Scholarship from CCIAWJ

The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges has announced its application for financial assistance to cover registration fees for the IAWJ Biennial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. To be eligible, an applicant must be a judge and a member of the IAWJ. Preference will be given to judges who have no attended a biennial conference in the past and/or to
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Biennial Conference Scholarship from CCIAWJ

Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University issued a call for papers focused on feminist movements for gender equality and women’s rights across the Middle East. The call is targeting young Arab women as the main contributors. Submissions will be accepted in English and Arabic. The volume is set to be published by McFarland in late
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Call for Papers: Edited Volume on Young Arab Women Beyond Boundaries and Borders

Member Opportunity: Institutional Mentoring Expert Needed

Opportunity: Developing Mentoring for Women Magistrates   The Côte d’Ivoire ProJustice program is a cooperative agreement funded by the USAID/West Africa/Regional Peace and Governance Office. It is a 5-year judicial reform program, whose two main objectives are to (i) improve and modernize administration of justice and case management through innovative tools implemented in 11 pilot courts, and (ii) increase access to justice for
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Member Opportunity: Institutional Mentoring Expert Needed

World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week Featured a Panel on Sextortion

On Wednesday, 08 November 2017, IAWJ Senior Adviser, Ms. Nancy Hendry, was interviewed by Tazeen Hasan, of the World Bank, in a panel titled, “When the Bribe Isn’t Money: Combating ‘Sextortion’ as a Corrupt Practice.” Sextortion is a global phenomenon that has a devastating impact on women and other vulnerable persons. Sextortion occurs when an individual entrusted with authority abuses their power in
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World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week Featured a Panel on Sextortion

IAWJ at the Summit of Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences will host the Summit of Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime on 09-10 November 2017 at Casino Pio IV in Vatican City. A number of IAWJ judges, including IAWJ President Dr. Susana Medina, will be participating in the program. The two day program is set to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal, Goal
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IAWJ at the Summit of Women Judges and Prosecutors on Human Trafficking and Organized Crime

Judge Whitener named keynote speaker fo the 2018 Black Women Rise Conference

Judge G. Helen Whitener, and IAWJ member and member of the Pierce County Superior Court Bench since 13 January 2015, has been asked to present as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Black Women Rise Conference set to take place in West Palm Beach, Florida. Judge Whitener will also provide a separate presentation titled, “Racism and Sexism in the Law.” The Black Women
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Judge Whitener named keynote speaker fo the 2018 Black Women Rise Conference

The Second Conference of Women Judges of Punjab

The IAWJ President, Dr. Susana Medina, participated in the Second Conference of Women Judges of Punjab, which took place from 13-15 October in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. Dr. Medina highlighted the effort and commitment with which the Judicial Academy of Punjab works to improve access to justice. In a ceremony that took place during the meeting, the Superior Court of Justice of
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The Second Conference of Women Judges of Punjab

Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina Prepares for the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) and the Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina (AMJA) are honored to invite members to the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on May 2nd-6th, 2018. The IAWJ Biennial Conference brings our members from around the world to exchange knowledge, experiences, jurisprudence, and wisdom, as well as to strengthen ties of friendship.
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Asociacion de Mujeres Jueces de Argentina Prepares for the 14th IAWJ Biennial Conference

IAWJ President Urges for the Appointment of a Woman as Secretary General

The IAWJ President, Dr. Susana Medina, urgest that the next Secretary General of the United Nations should be a woman with a vision for international gender equality. Below is a message from Dr. Susana Medina. Gender equality is a human rights issue. Women are more than half of the world population, however, they are underrepresented in international organizations, courts and government bodies. This
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IAWJ President Urges for the Appointment of a Woman as Secretary General