The IAWJ Commemorates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today, November 25, as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. On this day, the IAWJ celebrates its members who work each day to end violence, but especially:

  • Our members who work in family courts, who deal with violence in the family. Work in these courts is stressful, sometimes heartbreaking, not-very-high-status, and potentially lethal. 
  • Our members who work in criminal courts, hearing cases of violence against women within the community.
  • Our members who work in international tribunals, hearing cases of gender-based violence by parties to armed conflict.
  • Our members who work in courts specializing in gender-based violence.

We also remember in our hearts women judges, lawyers and advocates who have suffered violence at hands known or unknown, by members of their families and communities or by states and those who states are unwilling or unable to control.

Let us continue fighting together for the elimination of violence against women, and continue holding those we have lost close in our hearts. #OrangetheWorld

Please help IAWJ continue its judicial education programs on gender based violence by donating today.

If you missed it, watch a short video on Pakistan’s first Gender Based Violence court here.