Justice Imani Aboud Appointed to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

IAWJ congratulates IAWJ leader, Justice Imani Aboud of Tanzania, for her recent election to the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. She will be sworn in on August 27th at the commencement of the 50th Ordinary Session in Arusha, Tanzania, the seat of the court. Justice Aboud replaces another IAWJ member on the court, Justice Solomy Bossa, who has joined the International
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Justice Imani Aboud Appointed to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

IAWJ Commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Women Judges working together to combat trafficking in persons Trafficking in persons (TIP) is a global issue affecting the most vulnerable peoples in our communities. Due to the broad reach of this crime, it is necessary for local, national, and international actors to come together and work on all different levels to address this problem. When working in tandem, governments and civil society
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IAWJ Commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

IAWJ Participates in ILAC’s Guatemala Justice Sector Assessment

May 30th 2018 | Despite being at peace for over twenty years, the impact of the conflict and violence the the 1960s internal conflict in Guatemala are still felt today, particularly in the rule of law. The International Legal Aid Consortium (ILAC) conducted a Rule of Law assessment on the Justice Sector in Guatemala. When commenting on the state of rule of law
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IAWJ Participates in ILAC’s Guatemala Justice Sector Assessment

IAWJ at the Council on Foreign Relations “Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement”

NEW YORK, June 12th | The International Association of Women Judges was invited to speak at a Roundtable at the Council on Foreign Relations. The roundtable was called “Corruption, Gender Inequality and the MeToo Movement”. Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at CFR and Member of the IAWJ’s Board of Managerial Trustees, moderated the roundtable. Bettinger-Lopez lead the discussion between the two speakers,
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IAWJ at the Council on Foreign Relations “Corruption, Gender Inequality, and the MeToo Movement”

Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

LIMA, PERU | May 21st, Dr. Janet Tello Giraldi, President of the Asociación Peruana de Mujeres Juezas and IAWJ member, was recognized by the Ministerio de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Peoples) and by President Martín Vizacarra with the ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’. This is an incredible honor, and awarded to “women who promote and develop
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Dr. Janet Tello Gilardi Awarded ‘Orden al Mérito de la Mujer’

IAWJ Executive Director Lisa Davis Gives Biennial Report to Membership

Buenos Aires, Argentina | On May 5th, IAWJ Executive Director Lisa Davis addressed the membership at the IAWJ’s Biennial Conference. She presented two years in review of the IAWJ.  She recognized the amazing work of the IAWJ leadership, member associations, and IAWJ professional staff, and discussed the annual budgets of 2016, 2017, and 2018.  See here to read Davis’ full remarks.   “In my 2 and
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IAWJ Executive Director Lisa Davis Gives Biennial Report to Membership

IAWJ Participates in Global Judicial Integrity Network Launch

VIENNA, AUSTRIA | Earlier this week the IAWJ were part of the launch of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s Global Judicial Integrity Network (GJIN). The GJIN has been created to use as a platform to share good practices and to help “promote a culture of lawfulness” under the Doha Declaration. At the launch there was representation form different states from all
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IAWJ Participates in Global Judicial Integrity Network Launch

IAWJ’s Delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women

The International Association of Women Judges was honored to have a delegation at the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) which had the theme of “Empowering Rural Women and Girls”. Our delegation this year was comprised of members from nine different countries: Argentina, Canada, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, Uganda, and the United States.
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IAWJ’s Delegation to UN Commission on the Status of Women