Governments in Africa Join the Fight Against Sextortion

According to InDepthNews, Governments in Africa have joined activists in the fight against sextortion. Tanzania’s Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) created gender desks, where sextortion victims can file their cases with female officers, in an effort to deter sexual harassment against women. The goal of these desks is to “seek justice for the victims of sextortion, with a view to ending
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Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Celebrates their 25th Anniversary

The Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CCIAWJ) celebrated their 25thAnniversary at a Conference and Dinner held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 29 – May 2, 2019. The CCIAWJ was established in 1994 at a meeting initiated by Claire L’Heureux Dubé a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. The theme of the conference was “The Modern Court:  Adapting to Judging
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Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges Celebrates their 25th Anniversary

The United Kingdom Association of Women Judges Holds Event on Sexual Harassment at Work

As part of their lecture series commemorating 100 years of women in the legal profession, the UKAWJ hosted an event to discuss “Sexual harassment at work, unacceptable, unlawful but unremitting – reflections on its nature and persistence and on the changing legal landscape” in collaboration with the University of Oxford Faculty of Law, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and Cloisters chambers. As featured in
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The United Kingdom Association of Women Judges Holds Event on Sexual Harassment at Work

IAWJ’s Africa Regional Conference 2019

The Association of Women Magistrates of the Ivory Coast (AFEMCI), IAWJ’s affiliated association in that country, hosted this year’s Africa Regional Conference of the IAWJ in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The theme of the conference was “Mutual Assistance, Judicial Cooperation and Solidarity Among Women Judges in the Implementation of Sub-Regional, Regional, and International Laws.” From June 3 to 7, women judges from the region
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IAWJ’s Africa Regional Conference 2019

The Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Conducted a Free Workshop titled Comprehensive Protection of Women against all Forms of Violence

In May, the Association of Women Judges of Paraguay (AMJRP) conducted a free workshop titled Comprehensive Protection of Women against all Forms of Violence – Femicide. The workshop facilitators were all IAWJ members: Board Member, Hon. Jovita Rojas AMJRP President, Hon. Margarita León Hon. Vivian López The goal of the program was to teach attendees on the application of 2016’s Law No. 5.777
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The Association of Women Judges of Paraguay Conducted a Free Workshop titled Comprehensive Protection of Women against all Forms of Violence

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