IAWJ judges the world over mourn the death of our longstanding member, constant friend and inspiring mentor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We honor her achievements and her unceasing efforts to achieve recognition in law of individual human beings without preconceptions or stereotypes and to make equality for all a reality. She was a true pioneer woman judge and champion for women’s rights and
The IAWJ Held a Webinar in French in Commemoration of the International Day against Trafficking in Persons
On July 30, 2020, the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (CNLTP), the Magistrates School of Haiti (EMA), the Haitian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges (CHAIFEJ) and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ), through the support of the BEST program: “Building a Solid Environment to Eradicate Human Trafficking” (The Best program is funded by United States Agency for
Abstract – When the COVID-19 pandemic closed in on the United States, instead of closing down, the U.S. Immigration Courts adopted a business-as-usual approach, which has furthered the health crisis facing the American public. Part One – U.S. Immigration Courts: A “Business-as-Usual” Approach to a “Once-in-a-Century” Pandemic For the past three weeks, Immigration Courts in the United States have been engaged in a
The Association of Women Judges of Argentina (AMJA) Led a Training Cycle on Gender Perspective in the Corrientes Chamber of Deputies
The Hon. Martha Altabe, Vicepresident of AMJA, and the Hon. Maria Laura Altamiranda both conducted the training. More information is available here.
The International Association of Women Judges – Kenya Chapter (IAWJ-KC) Was Mentioned in an Article About Gender Parity
According to Nation, the International Association of Women Judges – Kenya Chapter (IAWJ-KC) indicated that, after their latest gender audit, the judiciary is yet to achieve gender parity. The full article is available here.
The IAWJ and the South Africa Chapter of the IAWJ (SAC-IAWJ) Were Mentioned in an Article About the Role of Courts in Helping in the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence
“Incidents of violence against women are widespread, yet only a small portion of these reach the courtroom… For those cases that do reach the justice system, some collapse within the judicial process.” The full article is available here.
For the IAWJ’s Spanish-speaking members, the culmination of the month’s activities was a virtual regional conference on July 30 and 31, co-hosted by the Poder Judicial of the Dominican Republic, the Instituto de Estudios Judiciales of Chile, the Red Interamericana de Mujeres Profesionales por los Derechos Humanos, UNODC, AJURD, MACHI and the Fundación LIBERA. This year’s virtual conference ran for two half-days, with
You will all have read, with concern, about the shocking and tragic attack on Judge Esther Salas and her family and heard her Honour’s call for issues of judicial security to be addressed urgently: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/03/us/federal-judge-esther-salas/index.html. The IAWJ has been contacted by the District and County Courts Technology Liaison Committee, a committee of judges in Australia and New Zealand at intermediate level, which is
IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, Spoke About Sextortion During a Webinar Organized by Transparency International (TI)
On July 16, IAWJ Senior Advisor, Nancy Hendry, joined experts from Transparency International (TI) and UN Women in a global webinar on “The Use of Data in Shaping Gender-Sensitive Anti-Corruption Agenda”. The IAWJ and TI have been collaborating on a project in Morocco that focuses on adopting a more gender-inclusive approach to combating corruption, and that collaboration has helped to put gender and
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) Is Hosting a Webinar on “The Critical Roles of Child Welfare Judicial Leadership and Community Collaboration: Building Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19”
The National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) invites members and stakeholders of the judiciary to their complimentary webinar on August 12, 2020, at 1 pm EDT. The webinar “The Critical Roles of Child Welfare Judicial Leadership and Community Collaboration: Building Resilience in the Wake of COVID-19” will feature a discussion between National Judicial Leaders on the pandemic’s impact on vulnerable children and families