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UN Democracy Fund awards the IAWJ a two-year grant to Enhance Access to Democratic Justice in Malawi
25 February, 2014

The International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ) is pleased to announce a grant award from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) to implement an exciting new program titled “Judges and Community Workers Join forces to Enhance Access to Democratic Justice in Malawi”. The two-year project will be implemented in Malawi from 2014 to 2016, and will focus on increasing access to justice for women and girls in Malawi. 

The IAWJ will work closely with its local chapter in Malawi – the Women Judges Association of Malawi (WOJAM) – to implement mechanisms for exchange of information between judges and vulnerable women. WOJAM will work with a local grassroots organization to empower women and girls about their legal rights and court processes. The focus of the project will be on overcoming barriers to justice that women and girls face as a result of various forms of discrimination. The goal of the project is to develop the capacity of magistrates, facilitate discourse between judges and community women, and improve community women’s participation in the judicial process. This project also seeks to sensitize magistrates to ensure that the justice system provides remedies for all forms of discrimination that vulnerable women and girls face. 

The Women Judges Association of Malawi with IAWJ staff.