Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Co-Hosts First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay

Our affiliated association in Paraguay (AMJRP) co-hosted, in June, the First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay. The meeting was held at the Library of the National Congress of Paraguay. It was hosted by the AMJRP, Mujeres Líderes del Paraguay, UN Women, and the Ministry of Women of Paraguay. Video summary of the meeting. The meeting gathered women leaders from all spheres, such
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Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Co-Hosts First Meeting of Female Leaders of Paraguay

IAWJ Represented at the Second Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine Hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican

On June 3 and 4, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosted the second Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine at the Vatican. Judges from North, Central, and South America that work on the effective implementation of social, economic and cultural rights were invited to the Summit. The goal of this conference was for participants to discuss how to realize people’s right
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IAWJ Represented at the Second Pan-American Judges Summit on Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine Hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19, 2019, it is important to recognize and address the ways in which conflict and post-conflict situations increase the vulnerability of women and children to sexual exploitation not only by combatants, but also by those responsible for protecting and caring for them – peacekeepers, humanitarian aid workers,
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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

The National Association of Women Judges – USA Hosted Their Global Judicial Leadership Conference

The National Association of Women Judges – USA (NAWJ) hosted a two-day Global Judicial Leadership Conference this June in New York City. The conference was organized in collaboration with Columbia University School of Law and the School of International and Public Affairs. The program opened with an event to discuss the “UN Response for Sexual Harassment and Assault Against Women” at the UN
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The National Association of Women Judges – USA Hosted Their Global Judicial Leadership Conference

The Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM) Participates in a GBV Stakeholders Meeting in Blantyre

Our affiliated association in Malawi, the Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM), was among the participants of a gender-based violence (GBV) stakeholders meeting hosted by the Women Legal Resource Center (WOLREC) in Blantyre. According to Malawi 24, the goal of the meeting was to review the GBV related projects implemented in Malawi in the last year.  WOLREC stated that, according to the stakeholders,
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Canada is Considering a Bill to Make Sexual Assault Case Training Mandatory for Federal Judges

A bill introduced in 2017 to “require federal judges in Canada to undergo training about sexual assault law,” is being considered by the Canadian Senate. However, if the bill is not passed by June 21, it will be discarded. Global News Canada explains that the bill (Bill C-337: “The Judicial Accountability Through Sexual Assault Training Act“) was passed unanimously in the House, while the Senate
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The Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Makes Statement in Support of Women Judges Running for Supreme Court Appointments

IAWJ’s affiliated association in Paraguay, the Association of Women Judges of Paraguay (AMJP), published a statement in support of women judges that are pursuing appointments in the country’s Supreme Court.  According to ABC, the statement reads “The National Constitution of 1992 establishes that <<the man and the woman have the same civil, political, social, economic, and cultural rights,>> inspired by Paraguay’s commitment, in
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We moved!

The International Association of Women Judges headquarters have been moved to a new office space located at: 2000 M Street NW, Suite 750CWashington, DC, 20036, USA

We moved!

IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Members, Hon. Janet Nosworthy and Col. Linda Strite Murnane, participated in a panel in the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2019 Annual Conference

IAWJ President Judge Vanessa Ruiz moderated a panel: “Command Responsibility or Command Exemption? What the Bemba Case Tells Us About Sexual Assault as a War Crime” in the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2019 Annual Conference, on April 12. IAWJ members, Judge Janet Nosworthy, who serves at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, and Col. Linda Strite Murnane, a retired US Air
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IAWJ President, Hon. Vanessa Ruiz, and IAWJ Members, Hon. Janet Nosworthy and Col. Linda Strite Murnane, participated in a panel in the American Bar Association Section of International Law’s 2019 Annual Conference