Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

Our new affiliated association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum (YWJF) organized a symposium on the role judicial associations play in promoting justice. Women and male judges participated in the meeting held at the Comfort Hotel in Sana’a. Several key issues were discussed during the symposium such as: the current threats to Yemen’s judiciary; judges’ right to expression, assembly and association; the amount of
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Our Newly Affiliated Association, the Yemen Women Judges Forum, conducted a Symposium on the Role of Judicial Associations in Promoting Justice

Former IAWJ Executive Director and BMT Member Team Up on Human Trafficking Program

Since she retired from the IAWJ, former Executive Director Joan Winship has continued to work on equality and justice issues that she deeply cares about.  She was appointed to the Calvert County (Maryland) Commission for Women and has chaired that Commission since 2017.  The CCCW’s mission is to identify and advocate on issues affecting women and girls, to educate and inform the public and to
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Former IAWJ Executive Director and BMT Member Team Up on Human Trafficking Program

The Hon. Anisa Dhanji (UK) Wrote an Article for UK’s Judicial College on the Global Judicial Integrity Network

The IAWJ is a collaborator on the UNODC’s Global Judicial Integrity Network. IAWJ member, Judge Dhanji wrote an article about the network for UK’s Judicial College in order to raise awareness of the network and its importance. When historians write about the social, cultural, and intellectual forces that shape the world in a particular age, they have the advantage of the perspective that
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Call for Speakers for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

We are accepting proposals to speak at IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference:  “Celebrating Diversity” to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, May 7 – 10. You can find the document with the proposed topics and application form below. If you would like to be a speaker, please fill out the form.  Submissions must be sent by September 20, 2019 to the IAWJ team at conference@iawj.org
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Call for Speakers for IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

Our Affiliated Association in Peru Elects its New Board

The Peruvian Association of Women Judges has elected its new Board of Directors for 2019-2021. The Board will be comprised as follows: current President, Hon. Janet Tello Gilardi will stay for another term; the Vice-President will be Hon. Elvira Alvarez Olazabal; the Economic Coordinator, Hon. Sara Gaspar Pacheco; the Administrative Coordinator, Hon. Hilda Sancarraco Caceda; and the Academic Coordinator, Hon. Antonia Saquicuray Sánchez.
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Our Affiliated Association in Peru Elects its New Board

Botswana Association of Women Judges Praised for its Role in Fighting Human Trafficking

According to allAfrica, Botswana’s Minister of Defense, Justice, and Security Shaw Kgathi, spoke about the fight against human trafficking in his country during the 3rd Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking in Kasane in July. This forum was aimed at judges, in order to train them on how to address human trafficking. According to the 2017 International Labour Organization (ILO) report, an estimated 24.9
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IAWJ Members Participated in the Sixth Africa Regional Judges Forum to discuss HIV, Tuberculosis, and Human Rights

IAWJ members Justice Gifty Adjei-Addo, of the Human Rights Courts of Ghana and Hon. Naa Adoley Azu, former justice of the High Court of Ghana, participated in the Sixth Annual Africa Regional Judges Forum, in Johannesburg this June to discuss the progress, challenges, and latest developments in the region’s response to HIV and tuberculosis (TB) from a human rights perspective. According to UNDP,
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The International Bar Association Released a Report on Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

The International Bar Association has released a report on Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession. IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, collaborated in this report. IBA’s overview of the report states that, “The legal profession has a problem. In 2018, the International Bar Association (IBA) and market research company Acritas conducted the largest-ever global survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the
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IAWJ Represented at the CEELI’s Institute 2019 Annual Meeting

Members of IAWJ were present at the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative’s 2019 Annual Meeting in Prague. IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees’ members, Hon. Mary McGowan Davis (USA), Hon. Margaret McKeown (USA), Hon. Judith Chirlin (USA), and Laura Stein (USA) (pictured above), attended the meeting. Also present was IAWJ member, Hon. Ivana Hrdlickova from the Czech Republic (pictured below with her son).

IAWJ Represented at the CEELI’s Institute 2019 Annual Meeting

Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective

IAWJ board member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE), Hon. Gloria Poyatos wrote a blog post for Huffington Post Spain titled “The law has gender, and it is not female.” The Magistrate starts her text by stating that, over 40 years after achieving judicial equality, conquering real equality is still the century’s greatest challenge. In general, she says,
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Hon. Gloria Poyatos Writes Blog Post for Huffington Post Spain on Judging with a Gender Perspective