The Association of Women Judges of Spain Launches Educational Program in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Aguascalientes, Mexico | Our Chapter in Spain, the Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) launched an educational program with the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA) in Mexico, on March 8.

According to Diario16, this is a pilot program named “Educating in Equal Justice” (Educando en Justicia Igualitaria). The program was first launched in Lanzarote, Spain, by AMJE in 2016. AMJE’s President created the program with the belief that “education is the vaccine against discrimination and gender violence.”

The goal of the program is to raise awareness and educate young people on “how to recognize discrimination and gender based violence, as well as how to identify sexist stereotypes.” Most of all, it is about helping young people be more involved in the justice system.

The article explains that Educating in Equal Justice is directed at families, teachers and professors, and young people. Justice sector workers collaborate with educational centers to bring students closer to their judicial system through educational visits to judicial entities and observing public trials. This will provide those involved with a more accurate view of how courts work and what justice with a gender perspective is.

So far, the program has been implemented in: “Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Oviedo and Badajoz.”

It is thanks to IAWJ member, Cecilia Palomo Caudillo that the program has reached Mexico.

Read more information in Diario16 here.