Europe, Middle East & North Africa
Last month, two women judges were assassinated in Kabul as they were on their way to their posts in the Supreme Court. The perpetrators of these violent killings have not been identified or charged. These two judges were among approximately 250 women judges in Afghanistan. Many fear for their safety, others have been harmed. The Supreme Court of Afghanistan has been advised by
The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) Hosted a Webinar on “Childhood Law Under Examination”
During the webinar, experts from the association who participated in the AMJE “Report on the Draft Organic Law for the Comprehensive Protection of Children and Adolescents against Violence” analyzed the proposed regulations, in order to assess it and explore possible fields of improvement. To view the video recording, please click here.
I would like to thank the IAWJ for inviting me to comment and share the experience lived by the Honorable Judge Kouloud Elfakih. The subject chosen is specific. It is above all an indication of the attention that the IAWJ pays to women’s rights, gender equality and women’s access to the highest positions of responsibility. What is also different is that we focus
The importance of judging with gender perspective at every level of jurisdictions, in Italy too, is an extremely vast topic which is exceedingly full of too many unsolved matters. The regulation against discrimination in Italy is part of the Constitution, especially in its art. 51. The regulation is part of the civil law, which has been recently updated thanks to the innovative introduction
“Magistrate Luisa Segoviano Astaburuaga. With Her, We All Progress” by Magistrate Gloria Poyatos Matas
Last September 30 was a great day for equality, the real one, not the formal one, in the Spanish justice system. In the middle of the morning, a Magistrate crossed one of the most insurmountable thresholds of the Spanish Judiciary, although only if you are a woman. Her name is María Luisa Segoviano and she is a pioneer. She has become the first
The Tunisian Association of Women Judges (TAWJ) Hosted a Webinar About Providing Access to Justice During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Faced with an epidemic affecting the whole world, justice, an essential pillar of any democratic society, found itself in the inevitable search for a balance between endangering fundamental rights and freedoms due to the total paralysis of the judicial system and the necessary fulfillment of its public service mission despite the constraints linked to the health crisis. The spread of the COVID-19 epidemic
The Association of Women Judges of Spain (AMJE) Launched an Initiative to Protect Women’s Rights during the State of Emergency
The Association of Women Judges of Spain launched an initiative to inform women of some of their rights during the state of emergency. They created a section with questions and answers and prepared short thematic videos with most common questions. For more information, please click here.
The Yemen Women Judges Forum Held a Workshop about the Harmonization of the CEDAW Agreement with National Legislation
The Yemen Women Judges Forum held a workshop related to the harmonization of the CEDAW agreement with national legislation which took place in the city of Taiz on 14 March 14, 2020, in the presence of judges, academics and attorneys. The other parallel component of the activity was related to the Child Agreement that was held in the city of Sana’a on February
As part of the partnership between the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Tunisia/ Algeria/Libya and the Tunisian Association of Women Judges, a training session was held on “Public Speaking”. 25 women judges participated in this training to develop their speaking skills and ensure professional presentation. The aim of this training is to develop a quality oral delivery by adapting, anticipating and understanding public reactions.
The Hon. Saida Chebili, IAWJ Board Member, Organized a Mediation and Conflict Resolution Awareness Day
As part of the project to introduce alternative solutions for conflict resolution in Tunisia which the Hon. Saida Chebili, Honorary President of the Tunisian Association of Women Judges and Regional Director of the IAWJ, led for two years with the help of the European Union PARJ, she organized an awareness day for judges and lawyers in the Sousse Court of Appeal. The interventions