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Africa Regional Conference: Registration and Call for Proposals
02 July 2015
Event: ‘Beyond words, beyond 2015: Embracing the discourse of legal implementation to realise Planet 50-50’
When: August 7th-10th, 2015
Where: University of South Africa (UNISA) Campus, Tshwane, Pretoria, South Africa

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The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is a non-profit, non- governmental organization whose members represent all levels of the judiciary in over 75 countries/ areas worldwide and share a commitment to equal justice and the rule of law. More

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Pioneering Women on International Courts Project
IAWJ women judges serving on international tribunals share their stories and their reflections on life, law and gender through videos on this website.
Plan to Attend: IAWJ's 13th Biennial Conference in Washington DC
27 July 2015
Celebrate IAWJ's 25th Anniversary at the IAWJ Biennial Conference, "Women Judges and the Rule of Law: Assessing the Past, Anticipating the Future," hosted by the NAWJ, USA, from May 26th-29th, 2016 in Washington DC, USA. Register today and enjoy a special early-bird price.

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IAWJ and TrustLaw Release Report on Sextortion 
20 April 2015
Joan Winship's Farewell Letter to IAWJ Members and Friends
1 July 2015
Dear IAWJ colleagues and friends,

I write to send my very warm thanks and best wishes to all my colleagues and friends of the IAWJ. I have had the privilege to serve you as Executive Director of the IAWJ since 2002. 

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The IAWJ and TrustLaw have released a report entitled "Combatting Sextortion: Comparative Study of Laws To Prosecute Corruption Involving Sexual Exploitation." 
Read and download the report ​here 
Read the blog post on Trust.org 



International Association of Women Judges Selects New Executive Director
18 June 2015
We are extremely pleased to announce that the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) has selected Lisa L. Davis to become Executive Director following the long tenure of Joan D. Winship, who will be retiring June 30th.
Lisa Davis is a lawyer with an advanced degree in International and Comparative Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Read more