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

Women Judges in Guatemala Account for 40% of All Judges

According to Magistrate Delia Davila, IAWJ member and President of the Association of Women Judges of Guatemala (AMJG), as of 2017, out of the 1,088 judges of the Judiciary, 435 are women, 40%. Regarding administrative personnel, women occupy 46%. During the inauguration of the Headquarters of AMJG, the President spoke about this data. She explained her association promotes the professionalization of women. “The
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In Preparation for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons, IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic met with Judicial Leaders of the Dominican Republic

This week, representatives from the IAWJ and the Association of Women Judges of the Dominican Republic (AJURD) met with the President of the Constitutional Court, Hon. Milton Ray Guevara, and representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (DR) to prepare for the Regional Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Combating Trafficking in Persons. The IAWJ, the Association of Women
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Hosted a Workshop for Judges from Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in April

On April 13 and 14, the Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) hosted a workshop for judges titled “International Conference on the Basic Laws of Judges: A Guarantee for a Sustainable Democracy.” Among the participants were judges from Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The conference had the goal of promoting democratic sustainability by bringing together judicial representatives to discuss the laws that govern
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The Tunisian Association of Women Judges Hosted a Workshop for Judges from Yemen, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia in April

The Union of Moroccan Women Judges Conducted a Second Sextortion Workshop as part of our Program in Morocco

The Union of Moroccan Women Judges (UMWJ) organized a second Sextortion Workshop on April 12 within our joint Program “Recognizing Corruption’s Impact on Women in Morocco.” This workshop took place in Marrakech and is the second of four. The goal of this workshop was to educate participants on sextortion and the impact it has on women, and all victims, in the professional and
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The Union of Moroccan Women Judges Conducted a Second Sextortion Workshop as part of our Program in Morocco